Suddenly, a young haggard looking man, full of stench and intoxicated appeared with a gun on my friend side asking that he opened the doors to his car. My friend, as brave as ever, instinctively brushed the man’s request aside and admonished that he disappear from his face. Unfortunately for my friend, he was at the culvert side of the bridge and as such couldn’t maneuver in view of the heavy traffic. To make matters worse his window was fully wound down keeping the distance between him and the man ever more closer. Whilst he considered his next move, the seemingly determined man, cocked his gun to show is seriousness even if his disgusting look didn’t fail to scare my friend.
At the end of the day, he was robbed of the N500,000 he had and several other belongings that were with him including off course, his phones.
Sometime, this morning another friend of mine a lady, was on her way to work on Falomo bridge when a similar situation arose. However, she was wound up and her cars locked from the inside. Not wanting to take chances, she reached out for her bag to to get out anything she could as on lookers remained as helpful as they could ever be, on looking! Fortunately for her, the traffic eased up and at that moment she swerved her car not caring for the car right next to her. She thankfully escaped and lived to tell the story to all who care to listen as a testimony.
Go Slow robbery is on the rise and these guys pose as your everyday hawker. They Walk past you unassumingly and typically look out for the most vulnerable. They are armed and no one wants to take the chance to see if the guns are truly loaded or not.
Let’s be careful and remember to lock and wind up when in traffic, that may mean the difference between loosing so much and telling the story like a testimony.