Nneka recounts the harrowing experience of discovering her husband’s absence after a church visit. When he didn’t return, she became increasingly concerned, leading her to call him repeatedly. Eventually, a stranger answered, prompting fear and confusion. The unknown person instructed her to send someone to Ojuelegba police, intensifying her worries. Upon reaching the police station, she discovered her brother-in-law in tears, signaling a tragic event.
This is just one out of many victims of the trailer accidents in Lagos.
It saddens my heart as Nneka narrates her story.
CHUDE: How did you hear about it ma?
NNEKA- That Sunday morning, my husband went to church with my children. They returned after 30 minutes. So I asked him why they returned so soon and asked if they were going out and he said yes, that they were going to the headquarters to receive holy communion. I said ‘Ok’ and they left. About 5 hours later, I didn’t see him, so I began to call him. It rang for about four hours. I then called my brother-in-law’s wife to ask her if they were still in church and she said they weren’t but the people were still receiving holy communion, so I felt that was why he was not picking his phone.
I waited for another 30 minutes and started calling him again and somebody picked up the call, immediately the person picked, I started shivering and ended the call. I called back and the person started asking me questions about who I was, so I responded saying I was the wife of the owner of the phone. He then asked me where we stay, at this point I was shivering. The person then said I should send somebody to Ojuelegba police and I started wondering why I needed to send someone there. I told him my husband went to church so why do I need to send someone to Ojuelegba police.
I called my husband’s brother and explained the situation to him. He said “ok”. I couldn’t rest so I got dressed and headed to the police station. Getting there, I met my brother-in-law, crying.
CHUDE: I’m sorry, I’m really sorry.
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