A Nairaland user named Obili, recounts how a woman he gave free lift robbed him in his car while he was driving. Read below:
"Am still in shock! Yesterday around 6:55am I was driving to work and I got to the junction before Ebeano Tunnel in Enugu, saw a woman who looked elderly atleast in her mid forties flagging me down I didnt want to stop but on the second thought I stopped. I have been regretting that decision ever since.
The Lady/woman tried striking a conversation but all that was on my mind was to drop her and head to my office at Presidential Road Enugu. After stating her name she asked my name and where I work since it appeared from my dressing that I was heading to work. I told her my name but lied about where I worked. Initially she said she was heading to Okpara Square which happened to be along my route to office when I told her where worked she changed her mind and said she would drop at Tuscann Hotel junction.
"I had no problem since the junction is still close to my supposed office. Shortly before the junction, she insisted on giving me her number at that point I reached for my tablet at the back seat switched it on and dial her digits and then dropped my tablet beside me not at the back seat again. When she dropped i drove off and got to my office cos inside of me I was happy I had dropped her off. Just as I was about alighting from my car I started looking for my Tablet like play like play it wasnt inside my car. I searched everywhere even in my boot to no avail. At that point I realised I made a grave mistake by giving a total strange a drive.
"On the other hand, it could have been worse than that. Enugu as a city dont wake up early unlike places like lagos so at 7am the roads are still abit scanty so she could actually snatch my car or kidnap me with no one knowing. Though the experience made me determine not to give lift to people which i normally do especially when am driving from Enugu to Awka.
"But my question is why would someone wake up that early to prowl on innocent people? What could have been her motive of taking such high risk cos if I had discovered it earlier and raise alarm she could be mugged just for a tablet?? Please Enugu Residents be careful of giving people lifts."
Another user ( a pregnant woman) recounts how she was robbed by "one chance" thieves
"I'm typing with tears in my eyes now. My hubby called me yesterday to go and withdraw the last cash in his account. I took his atm card and went to mayfair gardens(awoyaya). I got there and stayed on a queue, a lady beckoned to me and said i shouldnt be on a queue due to my condition that i should go and withdraw straight that it is my right. I thanked her and enter. slot in my card but first bank wont pay me Diamond bank. I continue trying so it Dispensed at last I flagged down a car two guys at the back a lady in their middle, a guy at the front. I sat down at the front wasnt convenient but i managed cos my destination is nit far
"Immediately the motor passed victoria garden cemetry, the door opened. I shouted Jesus! and drop my purse quickly held on to the handle, the driver stopped i took my purse and started closing the door the passenger beside me said i should bring my purse so that i can close the door properly(mistake i made) the driver wanted to continue the journey but i told him to stop that i cant risk it NB the door couldnt lock again. So i collected my purse and went down they said madam sorry o i said its ok. But i was still frightened. I stopped another car and continue with my journey. I dipped my hand my hand inside my purse to bring out money. the money i withdrew was remaining #4000 naira (mogbe) i count tire i said maybe the money got stuck under the purse this moment i started feeling dizzy come and see sweat for normal weather.
"I paid the man and waddled home in a hurry. Open my door and brought out the money the same 4000 naira tears started rolling down from my cheeks 16k gone just like that. As a pregnant woman how i'm i going to cope with 4000 naira with a Toddler? I called my husband to know if he saw any alert and he said yes 20k. I didnt want to say anything before but was afraid what if something bad happen to me before he comes back. I called my mummy to tell her what happend. Immediately she said "ha one chance lo wo"
"These people are heartless o what if i had fallen down from the moving vehicle? They shall meet their waterloo soon because my unborn baby and the toddler would not pray for them . cause i dont just know how this month go be with #4000 with an expectant mother a child and my husband in this harsh economy. i heard that is the new tactic they use now telling you you your door is not lock Nairalanders please beware of that place I hope i've helped someone with this".