Chidi Mokeme, the Nollywood actor, and Soso Soberekon, the music executive, say they have been attacked by traffic robbers in Lagos.
The pair took to their individual social media pages to share their separate experiences with the traffic robbers.
Soberekon shared a video of his partly damaged car and vowed to declare war on the traffic robbers. He added that the government has failed to protect the people.
“See my car? Traffic robbers, I’m declaring war, all those unexplainable people around traffic, I don’t care who you are, either beggers or any age, this is what you guys did to me yesterday, I don’t care who you are or any age. Traffic robbers, since the government cannot protect us we’ll protect oursleves,” he said.
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He called on Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, to address the menace, adding that “nowhere is safe” in the state.
“@jidesanwoolu the traffic robberies in Lagos is getting too much, do something as soon as possible. From Lekki express way, Freedom way, Ojota, Oshodi no where is safe. As for you robbers that tried to rob me, shey una see say no be everybody way eh easy to rob from?” he added.
On his part, Mokeme said he was attacked around Victoria Garden City (VGC) of Lagos on his way to the airport to catch a flight.
The actor said he was trying to navigate his way through heavy gridlock when he noticed a group of men trying to block him with their vehicle and instructing him to stop.
Mokeme said he refused to stop and almost ran over one of the suspected robbers during the incident.
The film star said his vehicle’s glasses were shattered in the process.
“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…” he wrote.
“Me: ‘Stop there fùn kíní? Stop there bì ti bawo?’ In that split second, I had assessed the situation – plain clothes, no uniform, hand 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 f**k? Now I’m going to kill whoever this motherf**cker 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.”
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