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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Re: Writer recounts assasination attempt in Ikoyi...the real story is even scarier!

Yesterday, I shared an eyewitness account of an alleged assassination attempt on Kingsway road, Ikoyi. (Read here) But according to a friend of the victim, it wasn't an assassination attempt...it's even scarier. It was armed robbery in traffic in Ikoyi. I say this is scarier because with an assassination attempt, you know that they are targeting a particular person but armed robbery means anyone can be a victim. To be shot at by 1pm in broad day light in Lagos traffic is incredibly scary. Read the man's version of events after the cut...



I read the above captioned ‎ story on your blog today and i want to correct the story.

First, it was not an assassination attempt, is was a case of traffic robbery. The same news you have carried over and over for months but our present Governor doesn't seem to have a clue on how to arrest this menace.

My friend was driving in from Dolphin Estate on Alfred Rewane Road (Former Kingsway Road), when he got to the traffic light around Golden Gate Restaurant. There was the usually heavy traffic on the road at that time (1:30pm) and he was waiting for the light to turn green. All of a sudden, he noticed a boy walk up to the car in front of him (a black Toyota Prado) and he thought it was a beggar. But when the guy got to his car ( A white coloured Land Rover LR4 and not bullet proof as stated by the writer), he noticed the guy had a gun.

The robber wanted his Rolex watch, wallet and phones but luckily for him, the light turned green and the cars ahead moved so he drove off. It was in the process of driving off that the robber shot at him. The bullet pieced the car, missed his torso but went through his hand (miraculously).

Anyway, to cut story short, he is presently admitted in a hospital where he underwent a successful surgery last night to treat his bullet wound on the right hand.

Now we have continuously read about these street robberies and often times in places that we don't usually go to and i know people who have commented that God help them. But with this occurring on Alfred Rewane at 1:30pm in the afternoon at the peak of Lagos traffic, then you can see the chill it runs up one's spine. 

I hope a rich man ( we call them Big Man here) or a big man's child doesn't get killed or maimed first before they decide to do something about all this traffic robberies.

So Linda, that's the whole story.

128 comments:

aproko manager said...

Ghne ghen

Nnenne George said...

Chai!!!.. Am afraid to come back home😂

tosisochukwu said...

Eyah!












































Tosisochukwu! Marry me











































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Nene Georgina said...

watch hot sextape of corper Bisi Alade

Julius Tha Freshboi said...

Mehn, these robbers chop liver o!

Electra Electra said...

JESUS! I stay in ikoyi and this sends chills dwn my spine, Fashola chased okaada off the streets. As clueless as Ambode is he allowed them back, Thaats the getaway tool

Teddy said...

ok.
#my2cents

OMIDAN ABBY said...

Wow! That's scary. Funny enough how I drive pass that area most times. I think wat mustav attracted first was the rolex, couldn't ve been d car cos lots of big cars are found around that zone. Na wa o. Thank God for his life.

Ngene Olivia said...

Hmmmmmmm











#iT wiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAise

Ivy Godspower said...

Wow



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Uzoma Benjamin said...

y cant these guys put security guys on the streets of lagos ...i do not mean uniform guys ...i mean security guys .

favour ezeh said...

GOD will always protect us oh.#Abi linda#

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, Ambode wake up,am in love with Linda Ikeji for real and would wish to meet her in person as my 2016 resolution.

Anonymous said...

Na wa oo.. Lag isnt safe at all... Wen i visited lag last wl i made sure all the taxis and cars i enteres had AC so i cld whinup... Bad traffic on third mainland bridge the day i arrived and it was due to the car that got burnt wc i saw on dis blog that same day... Linda u current oo, i give u hand



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Deola Naom said...

God help us ooo

Anonymous said...

Na wa oo.. Lag isnt safe at all... Wen i visited lag last wl i made sure all the taxis and cars i enteres had AC so i cld whinup... Bad traffic on third mainland bridge the day i arrived and it was due to the car that got burnt wc i saw on dis blog that same day... Linda u current oo, i give u hand



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YOUNG BUHARI said...

Maybe until it is ambode's son or fashola's nephew or tinubu daughter b4 they do something about it

BONARIO NNAGS said...

The traffic robbery incidents in Lagos is becoming sickening, the Lagos state govt should be more proactive in dealing with this situation.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Dora Michael said...

Dis country is turning into something else,jeezzzzzzzz.God safe your children.
Linda look alike.

Esther Yemmy said...

Na wa oooo

Anonymous said...

This ridiculous!There are 2 police car teams always parked at a building close to Transcorp just next to Golden gate. Where were they when this happened??? Or traffic crimes is not their 'jurisdiction' since they are guarding big man house!Police in this country are jokers

Babylawyer. said...

Nawao! God help us

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

JAYZSBOSS said...

It will continue to hunt him even in his sleep

freeborn zinalima said...

The should blame that imbecilic governor na his police day do am.





















#sad indeed

ogunnkayode abiodun said...

thank God for his life,the government still have a lot of things to do about this road traffic of a thing..God protect us all.

Iphie Abraham said...

Chei,dis getting out of hand o. Ambode plz do something










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God Pikin said...

Na wa o.
Thank God for your friend's life

passions said...

When will all these stop ooo

Ichebi Christian said...

Can you imagine
Afternoon faa
I don't want to imagine the night

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Na wa o,,and d boy escaped?how?broad daylight?









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Chinazorm Jennifer said...

Really dis Eko ennn. #i want to be. Linda when I grow up

fabian eze said...

nawa ooo.traffic robberies in lagos nowadays are aggravating..
GOD help us oo


#XENO-FABIAN

APPLE said...

Now this is scary. The Lagos state governor is so clueless.

Teemah Salau said...

Olorun. Shanu wa o!

warri mercyjohnson said...

Wow

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Eko n bo wa da, dat, I'm certain about


...merited happiness

Buchi Jakes said...

To think this is my route every morning makes me turn pale with fear. when will the appropriate quarters take serious action(s) about this menace?

clement asuquo said...

Quick recovery to d victim. I hope d authorities will do something to tame dis criminals before dey go on rampage.

Wale Mikael said...

WTF!!!! Just yesterday on my way home I was in traffic on the lekki-epe expressway and thought about traffic robbery. I just thought nah its impossible in this part of Lagos. But on Alfred Rewane? Front of Golden Gate restaurant in broad daylight? WTF!!!! And the robber had the audacity to shoot with all the security operatives usually there. WTF!!!!! E be like say na bicycle I go take dey Waka from now on.

Anonymous said...

Wake up Ambode!!! We didn't have all this mess with Fashola

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hmmmmmmmm

I hav said dis over and over again dat its when dis highway robbery wil happen to any of d children or relatives of our Lagos politicians dat they wil surely do sth urgebntly to curb dis issue if not we should continue to brace up 4d different stories frm Lagos highway robberies.

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Na wa oooo. The authorities should take this serious.

Anonymous said...

What did that bastard Fashola do in Lagos apart from screw bitches and steal money

If he had worked, it wont be this bad under Ambode

Fashola should have stopped all this road hawking etc but he is too stupid

Why do Danfo buses still stop indiscriminately on the road

I wont blame Ambode yet because he met things like this

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

I hope a rich man ( we call them Big Man here) or a big man's child doesn't get killed or maimed first before they decide to do something about all this traffic robberies. There couldn't have been a better finishing line for this article.

FAD said...

Same thing happened to me on awolowo way Ikeja around 2pm late last year. I was already removing my watch. when the light turned green. i just zoomed off.

maryjane micheal said...

Hmmmm...help us lord.this world go soon end o...Mrs Tommy

Samson Ojediran said...

Linda, considering the economy we find ourselves, what the writer wrote in his last paragraph will have to happen until, then they will find a lasting solution to this menace. Heavy duty trucks fall almost everyday, what have they done to this ? Mtchewww

HECTOR EKITI said...

This robbery saga is getting worse everyday ooo....

Somadina Obi said...

WTF!!! Nowhere is safe anymore

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Upon all the security wey full lagos this shit still happen.. Truelly only God can save us no lie....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

bimi said...

WTF.kai something hass to be done ooooo,everyone one can not get a bullet proof car naaa.
i think wherever traffic is most times thou,officials need to be more ,around there,police,frsc etc.the government needs to do something bout this and quickly.



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FredLaw said...

If someone can't fashion a solution to prevalent traffic robberies that make commuting a nightmare for lagosians, I wonder why he is the state's number one man.

optimisticlady said...

Broad day robbery?

Lagos police have lost their focus.

Kai.

ogunrinade dasola said...

This armed robbers have no chill sha, on a broad day light..

anita gold said...

Am very sure they might snatch the car too if the robbers had their way
Here in Gbagada snatching of cars in broad day lights is no longer a bigdeal.

Nawa ooo

anita gold said...

Am very sure they might snatch the car too if the robbers had their way
Here in Gbagada snatching of cars in broad day lights is no longer a bigdeal.

Nawa ooo

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

God help us







~make I go take one bottle of beer~

Nifemi... D'gees Event Management.. said...

God will protect us o... all is well

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope our Governor reads my comment. I salute the recent purchase of equipment for the security forces in Lagos State, however the equipments are being misused by the Nigerian Police. Let's start from the power bikes mounted by the Police, this equipments are solely used by them to run after and in most cases run down unsuspecting motorist you have violated traffic lights. I am certain that these equipments were not purchased for this narrow purpose. Most times the offending motorist would have to fork out an amount to be released by these men in black. Now to the white patrol cars, carefully embellished with a large American looking logo and signal lights, as beautiful and inspiring as these vehicles look, they are being abused by our police. The sole purpose and I repeat the sole purpose of the vehicles are for running after and apprehending vehicles with covered plate numbers or those with tinted windows. As I had mentioned earlier, I don't support any act that runs contrary to the law, however the sole purpose of the equipments is to make Lagos safe from hoodlums, armed robbers and car jackers. The unfortunate thing about all this that the Nigeria Police have bow been empowered with brand new mobility to harass and oppress the public while the men of the underworld continue to kill, maim and undermine the efforts of the present government.
All said, I employ the government of lagos state to check the exesses of the police men by constant monitoring and encouragement of feedback from Lagosians.

Cheryl (aka From Glory to Glory) said...

OMG, I pray a lasting solution is soon found for this incessant traffic robberies

Vivian Reginalds said...

again? so which should we believe
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Eleh Reginald said...

Hmmm Gov. Ambode, are u yet to arrive. How long do we still have to wait? Ambo ejooor e ma bo nor. Pardon me shaky yoruba.

uche ekwulugo said...

Ambode need sit up concerning dis situation for we Lagos state o. We police na d most incompetent force wey me Don see, na to dey arrest Okada and Danfo drivers Dem sabi... Nonsense



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Angel Makiz said...

state of insecurity...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

FACT!!! This Happens When You fingered a Kenyan girl

Di Mateo Xavie said...

This one story go cause trouble ooo

OFO ANIETO said...

naija have a long way to go


Linda take note

micheal effiom said...

It getting out of hand dey shuld do sumtin abt it

Oputa Chuma said...

You are absolutely correct. .. what Government gave them can be better described as hustling tool.

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate the police in Lagos has failed to leave up to their responsibilities. Ambode has done well to provide the police with proper vehicles,bikes etc but what does the police do in return? To chase innocent citizens in tibred cars..demanding to see tint permit.. Last month I has just come back from a month travel. .picked my dusty car from my office cat park and was heading home when at Jakande roundabout I was doubled crossed by the police in their new white flashy car brandishing their guns out I should stop immediately. ..i was scared...i couldn't figure out what was happening..I stopped and they demanded for my tint permit which I showed them...After which they begged for me to fuel their car...Fast forward 2 weeks later I was going home by 9pm...observed another set of police officers in their new flashy car driving slowly on d service lane..as soon as drove past I heard the sirens come on and noticed I was being chased....All cos I was driving a tinted car...but this time I didn't bother to slow down...It is time the police commissooner in lagos state be removed as him self and his boys are clueless on how to handle the security situation in the state.

Sampson Ayantoye said...

Which kind of trouble is this,you don't have money u r in trouble u get money u r not safe. Chei

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Lagos is getting scarier with each pass day...

Anonymous said...

Gbam!!!

Sir Vin said...

why is it that Nigerians do not care anymore for each other. Does it mean that no other driver saw it? It is hard times these traffic robber are thought some hard lessons...the driver behind can hit him very hard or better still, if everyone alight, they will be afraid to attack...I think I will station one of my dogs there soon....bros, sorry, wish u quick recovery! there was a country

Uzodave Startech said...

Wish him quick recovery. #IRepLIB

Unknown said...

I HV been robbed around Jakande,was in traffic

pamela okoro said...

I HV been robbed around Jakande,was in traffic

kunta said...

Ambode what is really happening?...these bastards could not show their faces during Fashola's time now..Pls don't let this people spoil Lagos for us o..not just buying cars for those incompetent fools in black uniform will solve these problems, drastic measures have to be taken ASAP.

kunta said...

Ambode what is really happening?...these bastards could not show their faces during Fashola's time now..Pls don't let this people spoil Lagos for us o..not just buying cars for those incompetent fools in black uniform will solve these problems, drastic measures have to be taken ASAP.

Isaac Richard said...

oK, my opinion. it was an assassination attempt not robbery. some assassination, hide behind robbery so dat d true person behind it, is hidden in d dark.
REASON. d location- we all know ikoyi houses several dignitaries, embassies, banks and multi national corporations thereby making it one of the safest place in Lagos.
2nd is d time. which robber will risk his life,to rob u of ur watch by 1.30pm. except he plans on committing suicide.
3rdly. most traffic robbers dont rob wit gun, but if dey do most of der guns dont have bullet.
Lastly, d robber shot to kill at his victim after he failed, knowing daT d shot might attract police and oda security agents to d scene.
While, wat do i know, i might still b wrong, am just a wonderer.

...d great wonderer

kunta said...

Ambode what is really happening?...these bastards could not show their faces during Fashola's time now..Pls don't let this people spoil Lagos for us o..not just buying cars for those incompetent fools in black uniform will solve these problems, drastic measures have to be taken ASAP.

lindabella ogbonna said...

Omg!! Save us fa.... daylight robbery is becoming the norm....security officials should please intervene Asap fa

moss said...

Na wa o. Dats why I don't want to buy a car yet. Asap

Anonymous said...

He only knows how to demolish igbo markets in the name of tackling insecurity. Clueless governor.

Victor Emeka Isaac said...

Hian.... Don't know what is happening in this country o








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Anonymous said...

Lol.true talk.

jasmine said...

I wish him quick recovery

Anonymous said...

1pm afternoon.... hmmmmmm this boys get mind oooh... the state government and security agencies should do something about this.

Anonymous said...

I had a good Laff @ ur comment!

We have a lot of cray cray people in Nigeria.....

Anonymous said...

We did! You guys just failed to notice since it didn't affect the 'high brow' areas. But slowly like a tornado it's moving along and no one is exempt!

Miss P. said...

*Phewwww*.........God help us.
































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*Phewwww*.........God help us.
































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Tobygnite said...

I am so not sure the government is not aware of the atrocities the street louts/traffic robbers commit errday....
As the narrator said " is it until they start attacking sons and daughters of influencial peeps?
I just hope the 10,000 cctv proposed is purposed for extirpating this mismanagement .... Else we will be forced to protect ourselves ...

#LeaveGunsForCivilians

casmir Nwankwor said...

Scarey news everyday about Nigeria, that's why I always get scared anytime I want to come to nigeria, nowhere in that country is safe, if arm rubbers no attack you, roads are no safe, witches de one corner de watch you, kidnaps go de somewhere de look too, oh my God which way forward naija!!!

temitope faizat said...

Gosh this is getting out of hands,something must be done about this robbery attack

Anonymous said...

Sigh!!!

Nkebem Nkebem said...

First of all, pls accept my sympathy and I hope he gets better soon. This goes to show that something must be done to improve security in this country. Sir, the last statement u made is very wrong. Is it only the ''big men'' in this country that deserves security of lives nd property? From what u just said, I see u don't care for the poor in d society, u only care for the rich like u. It's very unfortunate. I think it's good dis is happening to the so called ''big man'' so dat u see wat d poor r passing thru. May God save us in this country from selfish people.

Nkebem Nkebem said...

First of all, pls accept my sympathy and I hope he gets better soon. This goes to show that something must be done to improve security in this country. Sir, the last statement u made is very wrong. Is it only the ''big men'' in this country that deserves security of lives nd property? From what u just said, I see u don't care for the poor in d society, u only care for the rich like u. It's very unfortunate. I think it's good dis is happening to the so called ''big man'' so dat u see wat d poor r passing thru. May God save us in this country from selfish people.

Pesin Pikin said...

Wow! Truly was scary u knw...God help us all

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Koni da fun anybody

swaag said...

Yeh, the First guy said it was bullet proof cos, the driver did not stock after been shot...lol

FourthOfApril said...

Bonario, i have always respect and alligned with your views/comments (and those of Juliet Iwuno since she came on board in 2015, Aboki, Bonita Bislam and a few anonymous ) over the years, but on this, I beg to differ. Please suggest what the Lagos State government ought to do to be considered proactive in security issues. The current IGP seem not to have a clear cut agenda as to his responsibilities and as such the state CPs equally appear clueless (ah this word again !). Peace!

damba israel said...

Thank God for ur life




My view not urs!!!!

damba israel said...

Thank God for ur life




My view not urs!!!!

FourthOfApril said...

Bonario, i have always respect and alligned with your views/comments (and those of Juliet Iwuno since she came on board in 2015, Aboki, Bonita Bislam and a few anonymous ) over the years, but on this, I beg to differ. Please suggest what the Lagos State government ought to do to be considered proactive in security issues. The current IGP seem not to have a clear cut agenda as to his responsibilities and as such the state CPs equally appear clueless (ah this word again !). Peace!

Slim chocolate said...

May God help us

paparazi said...

when the laws are not effective in a society, what do u expect???

Adaku Mgbojikwe said...

This is getting worse everyday

Anonymous said...

From Togo? Mtcheew!!

funkecrown05@gmail.com said...

We need more security

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I was almost robbed atop Falomo bridge barely 10 feet away from a police check point (when they still had them). Thankfully, traffic moved and I was able to zoom off!

Anonymous said...

You know the funny thing? There are always lastma, yellow fever and npf at that junction but of course when they are truly needed to do their work, they are also nowhere to be found. Instead, they are harassing innocent citizens and running after cars to collect money.

Anonymous said...

See me look for the 'Like' button! You've said it all!

Anonymous said...

This is one of the very reasons I parked my ass at home during the holidays. I know things in the country are tough and Christmas is when these robbers step things up! Now, this happening after the holidays and in broad daylight to boot scares the Bejesus outta me!

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

laffing....

emeka4rl said...

we need help in nija

Coriander_Tumeric said...

Togo no be place?!! Smh

Coriander_Tumeric said...

Togo no be place?!! Smh

merit edeki said...

Kk

Anonymous said...

It was around this same golden gate a friend of mine and her german hubby and his friend were robbed.one of the germans was shot in the belly.Thank God for EU passport,naija police couldn't even help!!It was the german embassy that intervened sharp sharp.....

adoye emmanuel said...

Dis is astonishing broad day light oh mhen someone has 2 be careful,where are d police on check point and traffic light post or they are with partner with all dis robbers? Linda take note

RareSpecie Z said...

WORD!!!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm! Chukwu napu ekwensu ike

Anonymous said...

In ikoyiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!! @ 1:30pm!!!!!!!!!!!! Jeeeeeesssssuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaahahahahahahaha!!!! Togo na abroad too na

Anonymous said...

Position armed police in traffic hotspots around the state during traffic prone periods. Simple. It's not fucking rocket science!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing how one can betray his low self esteem, economic insecurity, inferiority complex, ignorance, stupidity, myopia and general cluelessness by comments like yours. Shame really.

Anonymous said...

The LASG should clear chase away all the beggars and boys pretending to clean windscreens from the roads including all junctions in Victoria Island and Ikoyi. Some of these boys are in their late 20's and 30's and they force themselves on car owners who are not on alert. It is clear that the little change they receive from car owners cannot sustain them. These are potential criminals.

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