Nollywood actress Aduni Adewale (a.k.a Adunni Ade) narrowly escaped death while driving from Ilorin to Lagos on Monday.
Narrating the incident on her Instagram page later in the day, she said she miraculously escaped a head on collision with a trailer commg from the opposite direction. She however ended up off the road and with a punctured tyre.
According to her, what made matters worse was that it was 4am in the morning – was still dark and there were no streetlights!
Her words: “One of the scariest moments of my life. I started my journey back to Lagos from Ilorin at 4:00am. An hour into the journey, I arrived at Ogbomosho on a narrow road. All of a sudden, a trailer coming on high speed with full headlight swarved towards me. My heart skipped several beats! I thought that’s it! Trying to avoid getting hit, I drove off the small road and boom! My tyre was gone. It took me a while to get myself together, came out to check the damage. It was dark, no streetlights. I was scared! My mind went blank. I thought of the worst.
“Summoned enough courage to get out of my car for the 2nd time to ask travelers for assistance. None stopped! Some slowed down but where to scared to stop as it was still dark. Finally! A trailer stopped and reluctantly decided to help. It would take 3 hours to take the tyre off. Eventually, it was removed.
These 2 men saved me!
“Abbey to the Left said he’s conscience wouldn’t have allowed him to drive off!”
She then used the opportunity to thank the ‘good Samaritans’ who came to her aid and those who showed her love.
“I guess my job on this earth isn’t completed yet. Thank you to everyone to checked up on me.
Special thank you to @peterucomedy1 for making sure the tyre was replaced,” she said
She also berated authorities in charge of road comstruction and road maintenance.
“Simple things can be avoided”. she said. “There is an ongoing (well it has been spotted for years) road construction that can be completed. When simple contracts are awarded, please let’s get them done.
“Stop using Government funds to fund your lifestyles. How can one of the Richest countries in Africa not have good roads, or simple amenities like Streetlights? All these money y’all eating, cannot be taken to your grave when you’re no more.
“To those in power, please do the needful. Make Nigeria a better Country. A road wide enough to only contain a trailer been shared by other cars?”