Chidi Mokeme, a veteran Nollywood actor, has avoided an attack by unknown individuals in the Lagos State neighborhood of Lekki.
On Instagram, Mokeme described his incident, saying he was on his way to the airport to board an international flight when he was double-crossed.
His car was smashed, his glasses were destroyed, and he believes the criminals were after his Louis Vuitton luggage in the rear seat.
So here I was, caught in Lagos traffic, in front of VGC to be specific, wondering if, and when, I was going to make it in time for my international flight, praying my driver would make it there before me to pick up the car (he had gone)," Mokeme wrote alongside a video of his damaged automobile.
One part of my brain was manoeuvring the truck, and I was still baffled at how Lagos residents always manage to turn a two-lane road into twelve lanes and still survive!
“For my eye like this, Google Maps was recalculating my ETA from a 2 hour journey to 3 hours and rising, and I hadn’t driven up to 100 meters.
All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I noticed a white Honda Accord trying to box me in. Someone jumped in front of my truck and started signalling, “Stop there, I say stop there.”
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. Next thing I heard was a loud explosion, glass shattering and shrapnel all over me in all directions.
My first reaction was, “What the Fk? I refused to stop because "stopping" is the expected and predictable reaction.
My head just told me to keep it moving and take control of the situation. Don't Stop”. But I wanted blood so badly I could taste it in my guts. Guess what I did? I did the only thing that made #ChidiSense say to me, “Focus on catching my flight, so I kept it moving.”
The actor went ahead to thank everyone for their prayers, adding that he had made it safely to the airport.
“Thanks for all the concerns, prayers, and well wishes. I did make it safely to the airport, had a few seconds to assess the damage, and moved on.
“That side window was a small price to pay compared to who knows what else could have happened.
Whatever, God pass them, "he wrote.