Nigerian singer and politician, Bankole Wellington, otherwise known as Banky W has recounted a rather nasty robbery incident.
The EME boss claimed that he had just dropped off a friend in Lagos Island when he was accosted by robbers who then kidnapped him and even threatened to kill him.
Banky W was speaking on ‘Monday Night Live’ with Gospel artiste Tim Godfrey.
He revealed that the incident took place after crossover service on the 31st of December.
He said: “I recall that after a certain December 31 night ‘crossover’ service, I was on my way to the island after dropping a friend. On getting to where my friends were, I stopped and alighted. The next thing I felt was a slap at my face. Lo and behold, I saw four armed robbers. I opted to give them the key of my rickety car. They slapped me again, saying, ‘Who wants your car’? They told me to move to the back seat of the car while they used my car to rob others. They took my money, jewellery, phone and cap.”
He added “At one point, one of the armed robbers told the others, ‘Let us take him to Ajah and kill him.’ I started begging them not to kill me. I told them I am a singer. They then asked me to tell them the songs I had recorded. When I mentioned ‘Ebute Metta’ ‘Capable’ and others, the robbers expressed surprise saying, ‘So you are Mr Capable? Sing for us.’ That was the scariest free show I ever did in my life. I had to sing to armed robbers.”
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