Some motorists who were in traffic last night on Oshodi expressway were attacked, stabbed and robbed of their valuables by traffic robbers who were armed with dangerous weapons.
Disturbing photos from the attack are below.
According to the story shared by a relative to one of the victims identified as Toju Uwatse, the robbers believed Toju had just arrived from the Murtala International Airport and thought his vehicle would be carrying suitcases loaded with goodies from abroad.
So they smashed Toju’s car windows and demanded for his phones, laptops and the ‘goodies’.
During the attack which lasted for over 15 minutes in traffic, Toju Uwatse got stabbed several times along side a friend who was with him in the car.
Read Toju’s cousin’s story below:
My Cousin Toju Uwatse was attacked on the Oshodi express way by robbers who took advantage of the heavy traffic jam caused by the lagos marathon.
He and a friend were stabbed several times and their vehicle smashed. The robbers believed they had just arrived from the Murtala International Airport and thought the vehicle would be carrying suitcases loaded with goodies from abroad.
He tried to get the attention of a vehicle with diplomatic registration plates so the police officers and security operatives will come to his aid but to no avail.
He had to fight for his dear life defending his face and chest while being punched and stabbed on his arms.
It was a 17minute battle untill the robbers made away with valubles such as laptops, phones, jewellery and other expensive items. It was sad as there was no way for him to escape as the traffic was a stand still for hours.
Several other vehicles were robbed. The criminals had a field day. Mr. Toju is currently receiving treatment in hospital he is in total shock and can’t wait to leave to overcome the incident.