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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Granny Who Lost 2 Grand Children In The Collapsed School Building Regrets Not Listening To 4 Yr Old Grand Son...

84-year-old Madam Nimota Ogunro who lost her two grand children age four and two years respectively said she will forever live with the guilt of not listening to her four old grandson Alabi.






The grandma who lost two of her grandchildren under her care summed up her agony while pointing to the spot where one of her grandchild was exhumed from the rubble of the collapsed three-storey building housing a children’s school at Massey Street, Itafaji in Lagos State on Wednesday.


Their mother, identified only as Monsuratu, but who the grandma continuously referred as Iya Alabi had that morning dropped off her children for the grandma to take to the crèche of the school. As Munsuratu left, the granny hurriedly prepared them to join their mates for the school assembly at the top floor of the building where the school was situated. But unlike the previous days, the older boy, Alabi, insisted he was not going to school on that day.


This was strange to the old woman as the boy had always been enthusiastic to learn. “So, I tried to persuade him, asking if there was anything I could do to make him change his mind. At that point Alabi requested I feed him along with his younger brother who was been fed at the time. Though odd I tried to satisfy him if only that could persuade him to hurry up as they were already late.


“In spite of all these however, Alabi still refused to put on his shirt and leave for school. By this time I was already angry and I had to flog him and practically dragged him and his younger one to join their mates at school. That decision is now hunting me as I’m feeling guilty for dragging them to their early graves.


“If I had known, I would have listened to the instincts of one of my grandchild, who insisted he wasn’t going to school on that day and hesitated even when I forced and practically dragged him to his death. If I had applied some wisdom, perhaps, he and his younger one would have been alive today. This is one guilt I’ll die with.”


I’ll have to die with that guilt,” the grandma sobbed at her resident behind the collapsed building on Thursday that her life had been shattered by the tragic end of her grandchildren. “Nobody expected what happened on that day,” she said, adding, “I’d not wish my worst enemy what I am passing through now. I know my days are numbered as I no longer want to stay in this wicked world. What I am living for? Why would this happen to me at this age? How can I ever be able to explain what had happened? How can I ever stop thinking about this unfortunate incident?”


Meanwhile, Madam Sidikatu, a confidant of Ogunro who was on hand to console her friend said she also lost some relatives to the ill-fated building as well. The 86-year old woman explained that the neighbourhood had been their ancestral home where they had all lived in peace.


Sidikatu used the occasion to plead with the state government not to demolish their houses as been rumoured since the unfortunate occurrence. She explained that the building which was in front of theirs might have been possessed by evil spirits. Sidikatu said: “No tenant ever stayed up to one year in that house. They have been coming and leaving almost immediately.


This was why we suspected the building haboured evil spirits. We even leant the owners of the school were looking for a better place to relocate to before this unfortunate incident. “The night before the incident we heard something like a quake coming from the building and we thought the evil spirits were having their usual meeting. It was after the building came down about 10 the following morning that we heard what happened the night before could have been a sign that it was disintegrating. But the problem is with the developers; they will come and start putting more floors to already weak structures.


This is why the authorities should go after them and not force us out of our ancestral homes. Where do they want us to relocate to?”




New Telegraph

25 comments:

  1. Pele grandma what would be would be it's not your fault the poor kids died.

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    1. It is not her fault, poor woman!
      But it is also not a case of ‘what will be, will be” .. it was a totally preventable death...


      Evil spirit kwa

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  2. This pain won't go away easily , the guilt arghhh,the had I known would be endless. unquestionable God!!!

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  3. its a pity. Sometimes its good to listen to people we feel are under us and allow them to act as their spirit leads them.

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  4. The young boy, Alabi, had a very strong instinct that day. I wish he didn’t have to be forced if he never did that before. One day of no school is no problem.
    May the souls of the departed rest on. May God grant their families peace. No compensation in Nigeria. Not even money to assist in their funerals. School fees sef they will not refund. Ha!!

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  5. So heartbreaking!!
    Very painful

    Rip to the little kids..

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  6. you people heard an earthquake and thought it was a spiritual problem. People could have been evacuated, the school authorities could have been warned as they were not around overnight...but you thought a physical sound you could hear in the human realm was spiritual

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    1. I just tire. Imagine a building that the foundation developed problem by 10pm. it gave them enough time to evacuate people from it yet ignorance had the best of them. govt should arrest the developer ASAP. This developer are criminals. after stealing building materials from site, they will be forced to cut corner and put up substandard building

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    2. If they had known it was a fault from the building you think they would risk sending their kids to school the next day??

      The problem with some of you on the internet is when you know something you act like you are better than those who don't.

      Building would have been evacuated of THEY KNEW the sound was of imminent danger. It's time we start educating people.... simple

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  7. Reading all these breaks my heart.its really sad. Rip to the angels

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  8. We should learn to listen to our instincts as humans, they are there for a reason.

    I remember reading about the collapse of the Twin Towers in 2011. OT was a Monday and so many people didn't show up to work that day sparing their lives. Some of those who died also didn't feel like showing up to work but did out of duty.

    RIP to every victim of the collapse and condolences to their families. Such a sad state.

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    1. Sometimes it doesn't happen that way. How many times have we gotten up and we just have that instinct of not stepping out but we still go to work or doing other activities praying for gidsG protection

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  9. Chai....May the Almighty grant u d fortitude to bear this mami

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  10. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  11. If only. ... God sure knows best. May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.

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  12. So sad,may God console's the family. I remember the day my boy refused to go to school,I beat him,drag him to the school bus but he made up his mind which is very unusual of him. Immediately he saw the school bus he ran back toward the house and I remember a woman called me to allow the boy to rest at home that there are things he saw which I did not.I just took him back home. So sometimes these children see what we the parents can't see. May we never mourn over our children in Jesus name.

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    1. Amen. Children see things that adults can not see spiritually. May God help us to listen and lead them right.

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  13. What a pity... So sad a story.

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  14. So painful, God please console them all.

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