Veteran Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has escaped an attack by unknown gunmen in the Lekki area of Lagos State. Narrating his ordeal, Chidi Mokeme on his verified Instagram page said he was on his way to the airport to catch up with an international flight when someone double-crossed him. His car was damaged and glasses shattered. He further stated that the robbers may be targeting his expensive Louis Vuitton bags on the back seat.
Sharing a video of his damaged car, Chidi Mokeme wrote: “So here I was stuck in Lagos traffic in front of VGC to be precise, wondering when I was going to make it in time for my international flight, praying my driver makes it there before me to pick up the car. (because he had gone to look for small basket of udala that I wanted to surprise my sister with.
“One part of my brain was thinking of how to overtake the truck in front of me. It still baffled me at how Lagos residents always manage to turn a two-lane road into twelve lanes and still survive!
“Unfortunately, Google maps was recalculating my ETA from a 2hrs journey to 3hrs 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 double-cross me, someone jumped in front of my truck and started signaling “Stop there! stop there!.”
“In that split second, I had assessed the situation – there were on plain clothes, no uniform, there were armed with gun and I saw their accomplice running over from the other side of the road, shouting, get out of the car, 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 through the rear view mirror, next thing I heard was a loud explosion, glass shattering and scattering all over me in all directions.
“My first reaction was “What the F^k? I refused to stop because ‘Stopping’ is the expected and predictable reaction. My head just told me to keep on moving and take control of the situation. My mind was beating fast, DON’T STOP my guts kept telling”. But I was scared to death; I could taste it in my guts. Guess what I did? I did the only thing that made sense. “I focus on catching my flight, so I kept on moving.”
The actor went ahead to thank everyone for their prayers, adding that he made it safely to the airport.
According to him, “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 to me. “Whatever, God pass them,” he wrote.