Tunde Agbaje, 26, a cousin of Jimi Agbaje, a former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, has reportedly trekked for 19 days from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State to prove his love for a lady, Sharon Donald.
According to PUNCH, Sharon is the daughter of a former governor of a state in the South-South region of Nigeria.
Agbaje 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.
The report stated that Sharon said she was aware of Agbaje’s decision when Col. Tukur called her to ask. She, however, didn’t state if she would accept his proposal.
Abubakar Ladan, the head of the protocol office of the Emir of Zaria, also confirmed that Agbaje was received at the palace of the Emir, but the Emir had stepped out when he arrived.
“I had a brief chat with him and after telling us his mission, we prayed for him and wished him the best,” Ladan said.
On how he met the lady, Agbaje said:
I was with my friends sometime in 2010 and while we were discussing about ladies, I said I wished God would just show me my wife anytime soon.
About five minutes later, we were hungry and I went to get food on Awolowo Road. It was my first day at that eatery. I was waiting to be served when she walked in. Coincidentally, that day was also her first day there. I observed that there was a love image at the back of the trousers she put on.
She approached me and asked what she could buy and I advised her. We later exchanged contacts and became friends. That was how my love for her started growing. We met several times afterwards.
He added that Sharon turned him down after he opened up on his feelings for her. Hence, 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.
When PUNCH contacted Sharon, she said she was aware of Agbaje’s decision and that she had warned him against it. Sharon’s story of how they met also differs sharply from Agbaje’s.
“Tunde (Agbaje) has been harassing and stalking me for the past six years and as far as I am concerned, this is just a new escapade in a series of his harassment.
I met Tunde at a church when I was living in Lagos and we were both part of the youth ministry. He never had a friendship, let alone a relationship, with me. I was in a music group and some of the youths had my phone number, including him.
He later found out where I lived and came to my house. My mum warned him to leave me alone, but he refused. I changed my phone number and moved to the US, but I don’t know how he got my contact. I have stopped picking calls from Nigeria because of him.
He later called me and said he was going to trek to prove his love for me in a non-violent way and I told him not to do it because he could die. I said that not because I cared, but just for Christian charity. This guy is mentally unstable, because how can you still be stalking a woman who has turned you down for six years?,” she said.
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