Saturday, November 13, 2010
Assault: actress threatens to sue Speaker
On that black day, she was assaulted by a group of convoy traced to be the convoy of the Honorable Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honorable Adeyemi Ikuforiji.
Narrating her ordeal in the brutal hands of these hoodlums in a press conference, the pretty actress amidst flood of tears said “I was driving along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, in my blue Nissall Xterra Jeep with registration number UC 189 KJA under a heavy traffic.
A black police Toyota Hilux truck with registration number ‘ESCORT’ squeezed its way on my right side and in that process hit me, damaging the right side fender of my jeep.”
“I got frightened and was practically forced out of my lane. To my utter shock, the driver neither stopped nor showed any sign of remorse, following the incident. So, I quickly went after him to draw his attention, lo! And behold, what I got in return was the unexpected, showers of insults by the driver and occupants of the vehicle who called unprintable me names.” she recounted.
Continuing, she added “that got me infuriated as I started trailing them. Just then, the driver swerved the road, forcing, me to slow down and subsequently blocked me. Then all of a sudden, and deliberately, the truck stopped and intentionally reversed straight unto my front grill hitting me violently in the presence of other road users and thereafter sped off.
It was then I realized that they were actually on a convoy and then I called my family and my lawyer who advised that I should record the happenings with my phone.”
Apparently, the realization that I was recording the incident infuriated them as they suddenly gave me a hot chase and in the process threatened to shoot me if I did not open my car. Unfortunately opening the car was my greatest undoing as they pounded on me, snatching my cell phone,ransacked my car and later disappeared with my laptops and some of my other valuables.
“My lawyer had since filed in petitions to the office of the Honorable Speaker and nobody had neither called nor written to say anything about the incidence.” he said.
On whether the case will be taken to court or not, the assaulted actress stated that she definitely will take the matter to court if there is no response from the office of the Honorable Speaker over the matter, adding that “I will sue him for a compensation of N35million” because according to her, she had lost a lead role job because of this incident and all her contacts are in her blackberry cell phone that was taken away by these men.
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I thought these siren blasting thingi was banned by the Lagos State Govt or am I mistaken? I almost got my car hit by custom vehicle during the week. I feel this is just insane an total violation of rights.