A popular Islamic cleric, philanthropist, business and estate mogul, and founder, Sebilu Nnajat TV, Sheikh Hammed Olanrewaju Alfulaany, has offered scholarships to two under-aged victims of sexually abused girls, aged 14 and 16, who were sexually molested by their parents.
The victims, Ayomide Rachael Johnson, and Motunrayo Ogunsanwo, were allegedly sexually assaulted by their fathers in Meiran and Epe areas of Lagos respectively before they were rescued by Lady of Africa Foundation, a women empowerment NGO.
The organisation reported the matter to the police, who swiftly moved in and arrested the suspects. The cases are presently in court.
The Cleric was approached by the Founder and National Coordinator of the Foundation, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi, to assist the victims in furthering their education. Since their case became public knowledge, the victims have been under the care of the Foundation.
Upon hearing the plights of the victims, the business mogul offered to sponsor their education up to University level and promised to take care of their feeding and daily expenses.
The elated Princess Bukola Fasuyi expressed gratitude to the cleric for coming to the aid of the victims, and urged other philanthropists to follow suit by coming to the aid of the foundation in providing succour to the needy.
Apart from the victims, the business mogul also offered scholarships to a 22-year-old, Barakat Hassan and her 24-year old sister, Azeezat, who were abandoned by their mother for 22 years, after she packed out of her matrimonial home.
The siblings situation became worse after the death of their father, as they had no one to take care of them.
Barakat lost her sight in the process, placing a heavy burden on her sister to fend for her, as well as herself.
Their plight was brought to the attention of the philanthropist, who offered to foot the medical bill of Barakat, which runs into millions of naira. Barakat is currently receiving medical attention in one of the top hospitals in Lagos.
The two sisters have also been offered accommodation by the philanthropist and they are on the verge of being enrolled in school.
While eulogising the philanthropic gesture of Sheikh Alfulaany, Princess Fasuyi said the philanthropist has demonstrated there should be no religious or ethnic biases when it comes to helping the needy, adding such gestures should be emulated by every Nigerian.
She called on International community, government and well-to-do Nigerians to emulate Sheikh Olanrewaju Hammed Alfulaany in his philanthropic gesture as well as come to the aid of Lady of Africa Foundation in its quest to give back to the society.