Chukwuma Ezeh, a Nigerian entrepreneur, believes that anyone, regardless of their circumstances, are capable of doing good and making a difference in the world.
He said this while celebrating the rescue of his friend Moses from five armed thieves by a Lagos street hawker named Isaac.
The young man, who works for a non-governmental organization called Chess in Slums Africa, wrote in a LinkedIn post that he visited the Oshodi “under bridge” in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, December 3, to meet with street children.
The chess game was used as a framework to get access to the lives of children in a notorious Lagos neighborhood.
Isaac stepped in to save the day.
When the incident occurred, Chukwuma stated one of their volunteers, Moses, had gone to the nearby pedestrian bridge to snap a better photo of the organization’s operations.
That’s what he told Isaac: Moses was encircled by five rough-looking individuals who were about to rob him of his goods.
At Moses’s rescue, Isaac punched one of the robbers and beat the other with his cane while he was on his knees.
It was just a matter of time before Isaac’s fast attacks forced the robbers to flee the scene.
“Suddenly, a random guy near us realized what was happening. He shouted & in a flash started running towards & up the pedestrian bridge. Towards those 5 guys that surrounded our man. We still didn’t know what was happening.
“On reaching them the random guy gave one of the 5 guys a punch in the eye. He used the cane in his hand & flogged the back of another. They immediately started scampering away. That was how our guy Moses & his valuables were rescued.”
Sharing photos in which Isaac struck poses with him and their team lead, Chukwuma appreciated the tout for saving the day, stating that not all heroes wear capes.
Nigerians hail the tout
Esiogu Emmanuel reacted:
“Thumbs up for The oshodi superhero.”
Emmanuel Patrick Igiobasimi thought:
“There is a good side in every man, it shows we all can be humane in our dealings. Thank you Isaac for doing good.”
Obinna Okonkwo remarked:
“Risking all odds to secure ones valuable. What a wonderful deed. Thumbs up Isaac.”
Kenneth Igiri wrote:
“Amazing show of true worth. We all want a better life for our children. Even those we may refer to as “touts”. Well done Chess In Slums Africa.”