An amazing, thought-provoking story. That his intellect went to waste is shameful for us all.

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Thorpe, a few days before he died

At about 5pm on Wednesday last week, a man named Olawunmi Thorpe died on a refuse dump beside the rail line at  Fagba Bus Stop in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State. He was 59.

Many presumed him to be a deranged man judging from the fact that the refuse dump was his home. What made this homeless man diffferent from the rest is that he was a PhD holder. Thorpe had a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mass Communication and a PhD in English Language.

Not much was known about him or how his life degenerated to that state but two ‘good Samaritans’, Mr. Larry Happiday and Pastor Dele Olawale who rendered help to him from time to time, narrated the little they knew about him.

Olawunmi Thorpe was an Ogun State indigene. Happiday, who lived in the same Fagba neighbourhood met Thorpe one day in March, about a…

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