Osun State government has facilitated the return of Seyi Olugbeja, a mentally challenged man from Lagos State to Osun.
The man, an Osun citizen, was seen in a video on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
Confirming the development on Sunday in Osogbo, the Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye disclosed to journalists that the State government got to know about the plight of Olugbeja via the video.
In his words, “The attention of the State Governor, His Excellency Senator Ademola Adeleke was drawn to the viral video who subsequently directed me to liaise with the officers of the State Ministry of Health and other relevant government agencies to make necessary arrangements for the return and eventual treatment of the young man.
“We made contact with Alhaji Wakili and facilitated Seyi’s movement from Lagos to Osun State this morning. I, along with other staff of the State ministry of health personally received Seyi who was brought to the State by Alhaji Wakili at the Government House, Oke Fia, Osogbo earlier today.”
Igbalaye revealed that the mentally unstable man has been handed over to the officials of the Uniosun Teaching Hospital for proper medical attention.
He also hinted that the State government has also established contact with Seyi’s family and that they have been adequately briefed on the latest development.
Seyi Olugbeja was seen in Lagos and was able to identify himself as an Osun indigene whose father is from Osogbo and mother from Ilesa.