How my faulty car airconditioner saved me from kidnappers — Nigeria editor, Kehinde
Recently, Mrs Ronke Kehinde narrowly escaped being kidnapped after being handed a harmless looking, but lethal flyer in broad daylight in Lagos.
While recounting her experience in an interview with Tribune, Mrs Kehinde said: I was coming from Computer village, Ikeja, last week Wednesday. There was a traffic hold-up, then, a lady appeared from the blues with flyers in her hand.
She was holding the flyer to my face. At this time, the traffic light had turned green. I took the flyer from her and dropped it on the seat beside me. As soon as I moved, I noticed something strange.
I was feeling some sensation in my eyes. They were peppery. I looked at the flyer suspiciously and quickly threw it on the floor of the car, because I wasn’t sure if what I was feeling was as a result of the flyer or where I was at that time.
As I continued to drive, I was feeling so dizzy and uncomfortable. Curiously, as I was getting close to Guinness, I noticed a light brown car following me. There were three men in the car.
Anytime they got to my side, in the traffic, they would all look at me intensely. It was at this point I realised something was wrong. It was then I started suspecting a set up.
I stuck my head outside the window while driving, so I could get fresh air because I was actually choking. I suspected that those guys were expecting to see an unconscious woman.
The lady that gave me the flyer must be working with them. When they noticed that I was fully conscious because I was looking at them, they stopped following me. I have already reported at the Police Station.
There is indication that the Police will do forensic analysis on the flyer. My husband
received me outside the gate and picked up the flyer on the floor of the car and sniffed it. He was alarmed when his eyes also became peppery. It could happen to anybody. We all must be at alert always.”