Hello friends, its been a bad weekend for me and I know I should have written about this a long time ago, but hey circumstances would not allow me do so, I regret it terribly but thank God I am alive to continue blogging and keep tabs of all my fans and blog mates.
While it lasted I felt that it was the end of my sweet and fun filled life, the whole events in my life flashed through my brain in a second and I knew that life is the best thing anyone can ever enjoy. I meant to write about my trip to Kishi with my colleagues but guess this is most important as it is an experience I would never forget in a hurry.
I left the office after a hard days job at about 7.10pm and strolled out of the car park to grab a cab to Troyka to meet with a friend, on my way there I made a detour because the gate was shut and opted for the other gate, but it was also locked at this time the guy was getting so furious, and as I paid him he zoomed off even when I begged him to wait for me to check the gate, well I couldn’t care less as I would still make it there anyway. I decided to look for another bike that would lead me through another route but by this time it was pretty dark but the thought of anything negative never crossed my mind as I was in GRA(Government Reserved Area) for heavens sake. As I waited I walked down planning a good weekend with my babe and how to get my groove on, I remembered my colleagues talking about a movie that is a must watch and immediately I included it in plan for the weekend, I also longed to eat home made salad and as I had just gotten some cash I felt it was a good time to get my fantasies alive.
Then all of a sudden a noticed two guys walking straight towards my direction, at first I didn’t think much cos it is a residential area and people who went to work would be returning at about this hour. I tried to walk out of their path but they followed and at this time there were very close to me, the next thing I saw was a gun right in front of me, at first as a real Delta boy my instinct was to engage them, but he whispered aloud, “don’t try anything stupid, just raise up your hands and drop all you have on the ground. I thought for second this was a big joke, but then the other guy drew out his gun and I knew that men this day would certainly be remembered for long well only if I make it out alive.
I held on to my bag which had my laptop, ATM cards and Cheque books, documents and other personal stuffs, I knew that I had so much in it so I struggled with them for a while but he put the cold metal right in front of me, I gave up the struggle and gave them the bag, then the greed of man set in, he started empting my pockets looking for maybe phones and money well he succeeded as he made away with over N20,000 that I had on me for my weekend..(man suppose enjoy)
As he took the cash, the other guys on riding the bike moved closer to me and said aloud “search am well well see as him dress sef, e go get money” and the guy intensified the search but lucky me a car entered the road which was at that time were quiet, lonely and deserted, this was a mirage to me as building in GRA did not have security lights and even if they did, PHCN would not make matters easy as they had to light to power them, but they had generating sets so why did they allow this because if there was light this stuff wouldn’t have happened. They saw the light and they hurried out away ordering me to go into the gutter and I shouldn’t look at them I felt very pissed because I had just lost my most precious toy and it hunts me a lot, but I wrote a statement in the police station (I wish they would ever get it back, our same police) they mount road blocks at places where the robbers don’t pass and intentionally avoid their paths.
LESSONS LEARNT I learnt that life is so precious that everyday you live on earth is worth celebrating and we should appreciate God at every point in life. What would I be saying now if they had shot at me? Never walk about at odd hours no matter the area you are, cos there is no safe place in Nigeria. Treasure life and know that you are lucky living. Please all those willing to offer me a laptop as a sympathy gift should call me please…lol