Kemi Olunloyo Celebrates Brother, Brain Damaged At 8 Years Old, 1978

The Nigerian journalist is also having a fundraiser to celebrate her brother that has been crippled for 49 years.

Part One

I will tell a tragic story that ended in suffering, despair, ignorance and a corrupt system. My brother #AkintayoOlunloyo brain damaged at 8yo April 28th 1978. Celebrated his 8th birthday April 1st 1978 as a ring bearer at my uncle’s wedding. 27 days later his life would change. Rioters on Ikorodu road, Lagos attacked our govt vehicle stoning it heavily as it moved by, our driver’s head slashed open he died after losing control of the car which finally stopped. I was stripped naked and beaten up so bad and was almost gang raped and killed. One man struggled and rescued me carrying me away. The psychological effect was traumatic, Akintayo’s head was shooting out buckets of blood. The rioters a mixture of Unilag students and area boys then opened the petrol tank and set the car on fire. I was taken away at 13yo and watched my brother left in a burning government car number plate CVU 362088. Govt cars were labeled FGN and CVU back in 1978 and they were army colored green🚘🔥🔥Fire burned my brother, his head was dented in and brain opened. I will tell the story fully beginning 6am. The Nigerian government has forgotten him. Obasanjo our military leader then tried. We left Ibadan that fatal day to Lagos in two cars to begin my dad’s new job as a science and technology minister for OBJ and the funeral of my aunt Teacher and children’s book author Oreoluwa Olunloyo’s father’s funeral Chief George. Akintayo lost his livelihood, Babangida loved Tayo, Goodluck Jonathan gave him nothing, he said he had no history of my dad in the Federal. Jonathan was hawking plantains in 1978. The ignorance was too much. We have not received anything for Tayo other than his abroad treatment tour from 1978 to 1979 where they discovered he would never be able to walk again. He has been on a wheelchair since 8yo, stopped school at 10yo, could not learn well again, my dad told the Punch the most brilliant of his children was maimed in a govt vehicle. My parents are too elderly now 84 and 79yo. We his siblings and mom struggle to care for him. Expensive drugs, food, doctor visits, therapy, 24 hour care, massive seizures and near death experiences
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#TayoOlunloyoBirthday fundraiser. To send my brother a gift at 3020832750 First Bank of Nigeria with hashtag above.
He’s the product of how the government FAILED US. 41 YEARS ON THE WHEELCHAIR 😥 While some mock my disabled brother #AkintayoOlunloyo, I would love to tell you more details about his story at 8yo in 1978 when his livelihood was taken by the Nigerian government system that has failed many. My brother Akintayo Olunloyo is 49yo today April 1st 2019. He is still a kid at heart despite a devastating accident which cost him his livelihood. On April 28th1978, Tayo suffered severe brain injury during the 1978 #AliMustGo riots where Nigerian University students protesting increased tuition attacked government vehicles as they passed with my entire family in one as we drove straight into the riot from Ibadan to Lagos via Ikorodu road with no prior warning. The Minister of Education was Ahmadu Ali, a former #pdp working committee Chairman and first DG for the NYSC. Rioters pelted our car with rocks and set the petrol tank on fire. His life was saved by the brain surgeon team of late Dr Kwaku Adadevoh (My late childhood friend Ameyo Adadevoh’s father) and late Dr Ojikutu one of #Nigeria’s best neurosurgeons. Tayo is a quadriplegic paralyzed waist down since 1978. He also lost the use of his left hand. The plight of disabled Nigerian kids has been one of my causes as many are simply abandoned and forgotten on the streets. Many are #Hausas who were either crippled from the #Kano Trovan Meningitis epidemic drug trial tragedy or #polio and other ailments. I want the feds to help our disabled youth and end this. I spoke to Ahmadu Ali in 2017 who felt so sad in his faint elderly voice telling me he thought Tayo had passed on years ago. I told Ali Tayo has lived a life of pain and was still battling powerful seizures in the brain.

Send him a birthday gift today. I will do a live video of him later today.


#TayoOlunloyoBirthday fundraiser. To send my brother a gift at 3020832750 First Bank of Nigeria with hashtag above.
Thank you on behalf of #AkintayoOlunloyo
OBJ and IBB across the years.

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