It has been revealed how a Nigerian Man escaped kidnap from fake police officers.
As reported by The Nation, a man simply identified as SO narrowly escaped being kidnapped by men dressed like police officials in Lagos.
The incident happened about 11pm on Friday night along Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Sharing the ordeal on social media, his nephew’s friend said SO was on his way home when he was stopped by the ‘officers’ near Konga House.
“These men in some sort of black police attire, caps and beaming flashlights stopped his car. There was a black car parked by the side of the road that had some of their ‘officer’ comrades by it. Two of the guys approached his car and asked for his papers. He showed them. Then, they asked to check his boot. He flipped open the boot but they insisted that he should come out and follow them to the boot so they could inspect it. He obliged. Still thinking nothing was amiss. He had only his laptop bag in his car-boot anyway. Afterwards, they told him to follow them to the police station. He asked why but they shouted him down. Trying not to cause trouble, he obliged. When they now asked him to give him his car keys, saying they would rather drive, he began to sense that something was amiss. They were about five or more surrounding him. So, he released the keys and sat with the guy in front while another guy entered the car and sat behind. They signalled to the other guys to follow them in the other black car.
“Sensing danger as they approached a street with about over seven men standing by the side, he grabbed the steering and swung it sharply to the left ensuring he bashed the oncoming vehicle. He knew if he could bash that vehicle had enough to make it stop, it would draw attention and the owner would have to stop and the usual road melee would happen. That quick thinking on his part saved his life. Immediately, he crashed into the vehicle, the guy at the back panicked, leaving behind his flashlight and face cap. He opened the door and dashed off. The black car following behind sped away without a backward glance.
He now had to wrestle with the guy in front. Some men standing by the roadside came to his rescue and that was how they caught the guy and took him to the police station.”
Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu said police were still studying the video.