A man, identified as Tunde Agbaje, has reportedly walked from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State to prove his love for a woman, Sharon Donald, who has been turning his proposal down.
26-year-old Agbaje, who is the cousin of a former People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, while Donald is the daughter of a former governor of a state in the South-South and had recently travelled to New York, United States of America.
They had met in Ikoyi, Lagos State, and had been friends for the past six years, but she had turned down his marriage proposal several times. Agbaje therefore decided to trek to Zaria to prove his love for Donald, and he was on the road for 19 days.
The Lagos State indigene was reportedly received on Friday, October 21, by the Chief Security Officer of the Ahmadu Bello University, Col J.K. Tukur; and the protocol office of the Emir of Zaria. He was later taken to a hospital where he was reportedly treated for the injuries he sustained during the trek, which was monitored by a GPS tracker.
Agbaje met Donald in 2010 at an eatry in Awolowo road, Ikoyi, where they exchanged contacts and became friends. Months later, he decided to open up on his feelings for Donald, but she turned him down.
He said he persisted, adding that when Donald didn’t bulge, he decided to do "what no man can do for her."
"I chose to trek to Zaria because her parents dated for six years in ABU, Zaria, before they got married. I didn’t let my parents know and to ensure I was not disturbed, I changed my SIM card. I took a tracker along with me to monitor my movements. I never took a bus at any time. It was a tough task and I even collapsed some of the times. I took off from Ketu on October 2 and arrived in Zaria on Thursday, October 20, around 4.15pm.
"I have no regret for what I have done. I have proved my love for her, even though she didn’t reciprocate my feeling. I believe even if she gets married to another person, nobody will ever be able to do what I did for her," Agbaje added.