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Woman Shares How She Was Almost Swindled By An Old Woman In Lagos Island


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With the festive period around the corner, criminals are using different tactics to swindle people of their money or properties.

A business owner, Elle, who sells affordable weaves, wigs, and accessories has shared her encounter with an old woman who almost stole her money on her Instagram page.

She  thought was trying to help her but swapped her money with shreds of newspapers.

She wrote,

God has yet proven himself to be my God AGAIN!!! Babes!! Guys!! This is Christmas season.. Shine your eyes!!! I arrived the market (Lagos island) At about 2:30pm this afternoon I got to Lagos Island. I needed to get some stuffs. On getting there.. An old woman kept following me.. She be like “my dear, keep your money very well. This is Lagos, thieves are everywhere ” I was telling her thank you as per good mother..

She also said I should hold part of the money I was with so even if my bag was snatched I have something to fall back to.. That was how I foolishly brought out the money from my bag.. She picked up a nylon.. Trying to help me tie my money.. In the course of doing that.. She swapped the money.. She tied paper with nylon.. Gave me the nylon that had paper and took my money.. I kept saying “ese ma” thank you in Yoruba.. As that was what we were conversing with…

 In less than two seconds.. I’m not ashamed to say I was alerted by the Holy Spirit.. I turned back and was looking at her.. ( I never knew my money was missing) immediately she opened her pant and brought out my money .. Dumbfounded I was… I ran in shock to my friends shop.. When I got there, I opened the nylon she gave to me at first.. Only to see that it was newspapers.. My brothers n sisters.. Biko help me thank this God… And please y’ll be watchful, anywhere you find yourself.. It’s only God love that is real


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  1. Tomilola Obiego

    Tomilola Obiego

    December 14, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    This incident happen to me year 2001. I was in SSS then.
    I cried my eyeball out.
    At agege, around total filling station, where those oshodi bus normally packed.
    I will never forget that day.
    An elderly woman did it to me.

  2. Bamgbose Olamide Monsurat

    Bamgbose Olamide Monsurat

    December 15, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Hmmmm! One have to be very careful talking to stranger these days

  3. Holly Mahere

    Holly Mahere

    December 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Me too in South Africa till to date I cry over the ordeal coz I honestly had sincere respect for elderly person now I just dont

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