Even thieves too?


Initially, I didn’t know what to use as the topic of the post. I thought of “even thieves have tastes? “Nigerian thieves though?” (because what I’m about to tell you happened in Nigeria) and “Thieves sha” but the way these thieves even behave and treat their victims is something else. I don’t even know what to call it. Here’s what happened to a man.

There was man, a middle aged man, he went out one day with his car. He had random clothes on. He didn’t dress in a suit or a corporate wear, just a shirt and pants on. He wanted to go to a local market to buy few things but when he got there he realized he couldn’t go in with his car. He had to look for a place to park. The man went to another street to find a parking space and well, luck was upon him at the moment. He parked his car, checked his pockets for his wallet and left the scene.

This gentleman was walking alone on the quiet road leading to the local market, when suddenly, five boys ran towards him with a gun. “bring out everything you have”, one of the thieves said. The man brought out all of the things he had on him which were his wallet, cellphone and car keys. The first thing one of the thieves did, was to grab his wallet and remove all the money in his wallet. They collected his car keys and cellphone but when one of the thieves saw  the man’s cellphone, his face changed. He collected the phone and said to the man……

“make I tink fest” (meaning let me think first)

“make I tink first” (meaning- let me think first)

chai !!!. As you big reach, you no con get iPhone or Samsung, you for try get blackberry sef. Na this chinco phone you con buy”

“chai !!!. As you big reach, you no con get iPhone or Samsung galaxy, you for try get blackberry sef. Na this chinco phone you con buy” the thief said. (meaning- a big man like you couldn’t even buy an iPhone, Samsung galaxy or blackberry). I guess he said it because of the car keys he had and I think that was their boss………………..skipped to the end. They took the man’s money and car keys but didn’t take his phone. Okay, maybe I exaggerated what they said a little…”a little oo” but they told the man to keep his phone and walked away with his other belongings. Now the phone wasn’t as bad as they thought because it was a good looking phone, not so old but not so recent either. The point is If they sell the phone, people will still buy no matter what. Not everyone wants a Samsung galaxy or an iPhone especially old people but they didn’t take it with them. Not because they pitied him. it wasn’t what they were looking for. This doesn’t happen only in Nigeria but everywhere. I don’t even know what to write again. I even imagined the thieves returning the car keys if they found out it wasn’t a Lamborghini or one very fancy car.

“Oga abeg take your car key”

what do you guys think? Has this ever happened to you or someone you know? I just wanted to share this with you.

photo credits: freedigitalphotos.net


Author: Benita Okafor

Hi 😀 My name is Benita. I am Nigerian, a psychology student, and a blogger. I enjoy taking pictures, I love eating, that’s why I enjoy cooking, writing (not a great writer but hoping to be someday), getting to know people (even though I am a very shy person) and so much more. To view full profile, click https://bigbennytheory.com/about/

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