Over the last two months one chance,cash on the air, kidnappers and ritualists unreported cases happened around our communities along ikorodu road , Ibadan expressway and Oshodi apapa expressway.
Kosofepost, is aware of about five of the victims that fell into the hands of the criminals.
A young man told board a yellow bus with a fake police man seating at the front , going to ikorodu from Anthony village. By the time they got to Odo Iya Alaro Bridge Ojota, the criminals started obtaining the passengers , collecting their valuables .
The youngman knowing smartly he had entered the bad boys yellow commercial bus, reported cooperated , hands the 6000 and phone on him to them before them even asking him to do so to escape their wrath .
They were not pleased with what they found on him coupled with his courage to his express his willingnees to cooperate with them . they used broken and axe to inflict deep cut on him. He lost huge amount of blood , which later lands him in private hospital.
He spent days before recuperating. weeks after it happened , the young man has continued to leap while walking around as noticed.
The second was the case of a fat woman, who is a food Vendor, who goes to the market early in the morning to get condiments for her daily food. Mistakenly, she boarded one chance bus. Attempt was made to twist her neck. She shouted and lied to them that she is pregnant woman.
Upon Hearing her short emotional and life saving story, made them to park. The (criminals)advised her to stop going to the market early in the morning again. And equally warned her not to enter the yellow bus come behind because its part of their convoy.
The woman called Iya Wanke(Brown rice seller) quickly returned to her house. To do praise and worship to Almighty God for saving her.
The Third case, was a female Lastma officer who boarded a bus going to Oshodi from Anthony Oke, Kosofe. Instead of the driver going straight to Oshodi, he followed the ramp by shodex garden linking to the service lane heading towards town planning way. The lady immediately , she entered the bus ,she started feeling dizzy.
She thought maybe due to the massive ongoing construction at Oshodi with attended traffic was the reason the driver wanted to pass through town planning to get to Oshodi.
Surprisingly, the bus driver navigate towards the expressway heading towards Palmgroove. The Lastma officer,said she never knew where the courage came from , she asked them, where are you taken me to and they lied and told her Oshodi and another lady amongst the suspected criminals was supporting them its Oshodi they are going while they were around Obanikoro/Palmgroove expressway.
The lady shouted and told them to let her alert from the bus, if threatened that, if they don’t want her to radio and get them all arrested, claims the Axis is her territory. They parked and allowed her to drop and zoom off.
Same day, another Lastma female officer board a car going to Ogudu Alapere. Upon reaching gbagada area towards adjascent to both the third mainland bridge and Alapere Expressway, The scammers started conversation about a particular money in the booth of the car.
Sensing danger, she called them “Sakamaje” a special name ,money related matter scammers are called. Hearing that the scammers were strongly convinced that she is well informed about their trade and quickly allowed her to alert.
The above narrated incidents has been kept before because the peoples sampled opinion and lack of response from them shows that security is not their business. However, upon listening an audio incident report, a media partner sent to us caused the scenarios to be posted.
The victim narrated how he was mistakenly called on the phone, to perform some ritual baths, under influence of black power asked on the phone to leave agege, Lagos and board bus going to Osun, State, how his wife and neighbour’s prevents him from meeting the ritualists and pleaded to the Public to be conscious and spread the news.
Click to Listen to the below audio explanation by the victim.
Since, security is everybody business made us to ask people how the menace can be reduced or stopped around our communities and Lagos state as whole.
Responding Mr. Rasheed Awofeso said Its a threat to the security & safety of commuters in our environment. Passengers should ensure vehicles are boarded at garages. govt should enforce route inscription on all vehicles amongst other safety measures.
Kosofepost, we brought all this developing trend to the attention of the general public. For them to be more security conscious ever than before. To avoid been robbed by “one chance or cash on the air(inside moving yellow bus thieves) , and kidnappers or ritualists that takes people to unknown destination. So as to demand for Ransome or be killed for ritual for purpose.