Nollywood actress Angela Okorie in a chat with PUNCH’s Saturday Beats, narrated a near-tragic experience on her birthday.
Angela had, on her birthday posted a video to Instagram thanking God for sparing her life. She said that she escaped being shot by armed robbers while returning from a charity event to mark her birthday.
Narrating what happened, the actress said:
My brother was driving and since the road was rough, he had to slow down because of a pothole. All of a sudden, he just told me to bend my head in the car because I was not concentrating. By the time I would realise what was happening, some armed robbers had double crossed us and they alighted from their cars with guns. They approached our car and cocked their guns, ready to shoot. They almost shot us but before we knew it, some officers of the Nigerian Customs Service showed up from nowhere. They intervened and immediately, my brother seized the opportunity to zoom off. That was how we were saved.
I believe it was God that sent those Customs guys to us because they were not on the road and they came out from nowhere. When I saw the robbers, I was scared but I had faith in God. I wonder what would have happened if God was not on my side.