An internet user has cautioned commuters to be wary of hitching private rides in the early hours of the morning.
Omotunde narrated the sad experience of her sister who was attacked by hoodlums in an attempt to hitch a private ride to work
In Lagos, Nigeria, it is not unusual to see private car owners using their cars as taxis to transport people who are headed to their destination in order to make petty cash.
However, one needs to be careful as twitter user @Funkemyfun shares her sister’s experience.
My younger sister called me crying profusely! I had to rush down to see her at home. Pls, be very careful entering private cars to Vi – Lekki – Ajah. Most of them are ‘one – chance’. Yesterday, she entered a Sienna car at berger around 5am ending to Vi. She was the 2nd passenger
As soon as she settled in, 4 guys rushed in and started punching her while the car zoomed off. She was beaten, pinched, knocked continuously for 1hrs. She ws driven to Ikeja: assaulted, molested & threatened. She was choked, acid was brought out to be poured on her & blade to cut
Every question asked her was accomplished by slaps. Her phone was explored down to mails & all apps, her atm pin collected and they forced her to transfer from other bank to the one with atm she had. She was robbed of #400k. All her body full of bruises and marks.
After the operation, ABONIKI Balm was applied on her face with deep punches. They almost poured her acid. Eventually, she was dropped at Opebi(pushed out of motion). She’s been traumatised since yesterday. Please, be very careful out there.