Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has narrated a bitter experience he had while recently stuck in Lagos traffic in VGC.
The actor who drove himself to the airport revealed that he had sent his driver to get him cherries (which Yorubas call Agbalumo) for him to surprise his sibling with, when the unexpected happened.
While still trying to maneuver the truck and beat traffic, an Honda Accord tried to box him in, someone jumped in front of his truck and started signaling “Stop there, I say stop there..”.
In a split second, he was able to assess the situation as the man wasn’t dressed in uniform and his hands were in his pants.
He was able to catch a glimpse of the guy reaching for something, before he could comprehend what it was, he had loud explosion and his glasses shattered and shrapnels all over him.
He wrote, “BEWARE! So here I was stuck in Lagos traffic, in front of VGC to be precise, wondering if and when I was going to make it in time for my international flight, praying mu driver makes it there before me to pick up the car ( he had gone to look for small basket of agbalumo/udala that I wanted to surprise my sis @cyn05cyn with), one part of my brain was maneuvering the truck, and still baffled at how Lagosians always manage to turn a two-lane road into twelve lanes and still survive! For my korokoro eye like this, @googlemaps was circulating my ETA from a 2:05hrs journey to 3:07 hrs and using and I hadn’t driven up to 100 meters. Suddenly, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, I noticed a white Honda Accord try to box me in, someone jumped in front of my truck and started signaling “Stop there, I say stop there….” Me: “Stop there fun kini? Stop there bi to bawo?”
In that split second, I had assessed the situation – plain clothes, no uniform, had reaching inside pants, accomplice running over from the other side of the road, getaway car idling, I took the only option, almost ran him over and climbed the culvert, dashing into the service lane to oncoming vehicles. I caught a quick glimpse of the guy in the rear view reaching for something. I couldn’t tell what it was but swerved, next thing I heard was a loud explosion, glass shattering and shrapnels all over me in all directions. My first reaction was “What the fuck?”
Now I’m going whoever this motherfucker is? But the me in me that makes me the me that I am thought otherwise and said “Don’t Stop! Stopping is the expected and predictable reaction. Keep it moving and take control of the situation. DON’T STOP”. Bit I wanted blood so badly that I could taste it in my guts. Guess what I did? I did the only things that made #ChildSense to me” Focus on catching my flight, (which by the way, I had missed the day before…that’s another story) so I kept it moving. Peeps are of the opinion they were targeting my @louisvuitton bags sitting in the back. Some think it was an abduction. Thanks to Flight Manager, Mr Otori”.