Lagos hawker who gave money to prisoners, receives scholarship from Obi Cubana, placed on 100k monthly salary

Obi Iyiegbu, Nigerian businessman popularly known Obi Cubana has awarded scholarship to a Lagos hawker who gave money to prisoners. 

Jeremiah Ekuma Iziogo, was captured on camera giving out cash to Prison Inmates on Black Maria in a traffic in Lekki area of Lagos, while selling bottle water.

His kind gesture had attracted praises from Nigerians after the video went viral.

Obi Cubana, the chairman of Cubana Group, a hospitality company, had promised to sponsor Ekuma's university education in any school of his choice.

Keeping to his promise, the Socialite had invited the Hawker to his Lagos home where the scholarship deal was sealed.

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, the businessman shared pictures of the young lad who received his letter of scholarship from the Cubana Group.

In a post on his Instagram page, Obi Cubana also revealed that a couple who are based in Canada, one Mr & Mrs Afuah, has placed Ekuma on a N100,000 monthly salary till he graduates from university.

Obi Cubana's post read, “And God has remembered Jerry!! @jerryluck_ God used Rocky @rockyemmyphotography to make that video! And God used @daddyfreeze to connect me and Jerry!

“He has collected his letter of scholarship from Cubana Group! Thank God for His uncommon Grace! Mr & Mrs Afuah @iam_hymans who are based in Canada, we ran into ourselves last night at Cubana Lagos, and he introduced himself and said he wanted to reach out to Jerry.

“We all met this afternoon here in lagos. He has promised Jerry (and started paying immediately) a salary of 100k monthly from today till he is done with school!

“God has really remembered Jerry! Do Good, be nice, be generous! God will definitely remember you someday.”
In several interviews with media platforms including Punch Newspapers and Silverbird TV, Ekuma, who is now known as Jerry Luck, had narrated how he dropped out from Ebonyi State University due to inability to pay his school fees.
Ekuma, who just came to Lagos in early December 2021, said he is from a very poor family of 10.

He said the reason he gave money to prisoners is because he understands what suffering means. 

Ekuma, who said he has never been prison, said didn't feel like he did much despite giving out his cash to those prisoners. 
In a post on his newly created social media handle, Ekuma also thanked Nigerians who has been sending him money through his bank account that was published online.

See photos of Ekuma, Obi Cubana and others after receiving his scholarship and first month salary of N100.000.

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