Mr Pascal Meyer the principal of a French school in Lagos was attacked with acid in 2010 viciously scarring his face. The attack was masterminded by Slimane Salhi, 41, a French teacher. He was later charged with the attack.
Forgiveness is a virtue that is hard to find in the common man, but on the occasions when it is demonstrated, it makes for a powerful tale.
It was gathered that the perpetrator was aggrieved because Mr Pascal Meyer had decided to not renew his contract at the end of the current one due to Salhi’s irregular conduct.
Salhi (41), who lived on the school premises along with his colleagues and boss, had resorted to some unprofessional behaviour in a bid to make extra money. He sold food to students in the canteen, he changed money for colleagues, he sold trivial items like a kiosk minder, he also acted as a moneylender.
Five years on, France TV Info journalists visited the father of four in Germany where he is now a principal at a French school Lycée français Victor-Hugo (LFVH), in Frankfurt.