A young Nigerian woman identified as Annabel Fred has taken to her Facebook page to share her ordeal in the hands of ‘One Chance’ operators.
Annabel explained that she and her friend were robbed when they ordered Uber, after their shopping at the mall. They got into a car they erroneously thought was the Uber they ordered.
She said that after driving for a while, the driver stopped, claiming he wanted to fix the car but instead two other guys entered the car and robbed them.
Annabel is sharing their experience, caused by their mistake, so that others could learn from it.
Here’s what she wrote on Facebook;
Sorry to bother you friends!! But I had to use a friend’s phone to share this!!! Yesterday I and my friend went to the Shoprite to get somethings, when we finished, we came out and ordered for Uber’ ( it showed 10mins to arrive) so we waited for the uber arrival”’ finally a taxi (Acura MDX) stopped in front of us ‘ then I asked if he was the Uber we ordered? Yes I am ma’ he said!
Then we both entered and I asked him to start the trip: he then said ok and drive off, he drove for sometime then slowed down’ when we asked y the slow down, this car is having issues ma; let me check: He said ( please my money is reading o I told him) sorry ma we not on sub, he replied.
I then said ok o, As he stopped, another guy quickly entered the car then the driver zoomed off immediately– sharply I even tried to open the door and run; but all to no avail then I realised we were in big troubled ::: my friend started shouting and crying- then one of the guys came to the back seat held her neck so hard that she couldn’t even scream: then they asked me to give them my phones.
I left my phones at home I told them. the other guy used his gun to hit my eye ( he brought out a small knife, pepper spray, and small axe). He asked for the second time ‘ where is your phone? I see 2 phones for your hand , where them dey?
Then I had no choice than to give him my phones when I saw blood dropping, he started beating us and asked his friend to give him that handkerchief (but the guy driving said his spirit doesn’t want him to harm us) but he should collect everything from us.
So they collected the things we bought @ the Shoprite, they took my friend’s phones and mine too, her waist watch, my neck chain, our handbags, asked for our ATM cards and thank God none of us came out with it.
They searched us and collected the cash we had on us’ they even collected my friend’s ear rings ????– then dumped us on a lonely part.
A good samaritan gave us 1500 to transport back home we told him what happened– I just had to share this so we can be very careful this period:::the mistake we made was: not calling the Uber number to confirm if truly he was the person: I just want all of you thank God for me o. What if we were killed?
Just few weeks to my service and this happened? 2 months to the end of 2017? Wetin our mama for do? Please guys, let’s be careful bill!!! thank you and God bless you.”
It’s advisable we verify the licence plate number of the car and compare it with the one on our phone app.
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