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What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 9:15am On Sep 10
This was sent to me on whatsapp by a friend. It was a voice message and the person that made the voice message was narrating his ordeal along the lagos/asaba express. He said everything in igbo but i thought i should share so that my igbo brothers and sisters know what to expect along that road. Here is what he said......

He just arrived from amsterdam and since the enugu airport has been closed he had to travel through road to the east from lagos. He said they left lagos around 5 am and between lagos and benin express they met the usual check points littered everywhere on that route but the situation changed when they got to benin by-pass. The checkpoints sort of tripled and they were stopped in each and every one of them. Because of the closure of enugu airport these police officers, army,sars, customs officials and others know that the road traffic to the east will increase.
What they do is they stop your car and asks everybody to get down and stand in a straight line. They will then ask for your phone and password, they will go through your phone and they must find something to implicate you with. Even a chat you had with someone about lending you money is enough for them and then the threats will follow. You either settle or get arrested. If you try to be strong headed they will threaten to shoot you right there and then. They were taking money from everyone and if you don't have enough money they will bring out their POS machine. Yes they are well prepared, they have POS machines, they have power banks incase your phone battery dies.
The guy said that when you pass the first check point you'll meet the second check point in less than 2 minutes and they'll do the same things again. This guy said he got to the east around 11pm, remember they left lagos at 5 in the morning. And between lagos and asaba they passed about 50 check points.
The worst part is that these people are ready to shoot if you so much as raise your voice against them or react angrily or harsh towards them. They know you are in the middle of the bush so no where to cry for help. And they are ready to implicate you with anything.

So guys here you have it, share this with people you know that use that route so that they know what to expect. When travelling through that road now make sure there is no discussion or chats about money on your phone, even a chat you sent to your mom or sister about money you sent to them. And please always make sure you don't react angrily towards them no matter how angry and frustrated you get.
Please share as it might save a life. Igbos are really going through shiiiit in this country.

Lalasti. Front page na. People need this information.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by Ejike07: 9:24am On Sep 10
well, if you tell some of them here now that naija is already a dying shit hole, they will start messing up. even Nairaland has already gone to the APC dogs. SMH

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by upower123(m): 9:25am On Sep 10
front page materials... plz... that is Nigeria for you
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by Jay5mie: 9:27am On Sep 10
Lol...we run from thieves, we run from police too

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by Stingman: 9:32am On Sep 10
If Nigeria is restructured so that every region will have some kind of autonomy like we have in Scotland, Hong Kong and Catalan...people will build their own airports to any standard they desire. They will have their own police the way they would want it. But seeing what we have in a unitary federal government is very painful and will alienate the Igbos further away from the conscience of Nigeria.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by Jasen1(m): 9:33am On Sep 10
I experienced it too

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by MelesZenawi: 9:36am On Sep 10
Noted...but the country is not a country but an estate to England.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 9:47am On Sep 10
Jay5mie:
Lol...we run from thieves, we run from police too
the police are becoming worse than theives and armed robbers.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 9:48am On Sep 10
MelesZenawi:
Noted...but the country is not a country but an estate to England.
let's not blame england abeg. Na we turn this country to shithole
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 9:49am On Sep 10
Ejike07:
well, if you tell some of them here now that naija is already a dying shit hole, they will start messing up. even Nairaland has already gone to the APC dogs. SMH
apc thugs have sold thier souls to the devil. Have you forgotten they are zombies?

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 12:52pm On Sep 10
Jasen1:
I experienced it too
really? Care to enlighten us?

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by UceeTrust(m): 2:33pm On Sep 10
I experienced it. The timeless delay, intimidation and harassment from NPF and DSS on this road is hell. You can't travel freely on this route.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by dubra: 2:57pm On Sep 10
This is what I saw when I was travelling two weeks ago, these set of criminals doesn't use to be on uniform, with unmarked vehicles, no plate numbers, they operate freely because you don't have anything to hold the down, unfortunately no monitoring patrol team to check this criminals on illegal checkpoints, you can't find them anywhere else except along these lagos Benin High way

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by Paulynez(m): 3:17pm On Sep 10
izombie:
This was sent to me on whatsapp by a friend. It was a voice message and the person that made the voice message was narrating his ordeal along the lagos/asaba express. He said everything in igbo but i thought i should share so that my igbo brothers and sisters know what to expect along that road. Here is what he said......

He just arrived from amsterdam and since the enugu airport has been closed he had to travel through road to the east from lagos. He said they left lagos around 5 am and between lagos and benin express they met the usual check points littered everywhere on that route but the situation changed when they got to benin by-pass. The checkpoints sort of tripled and they were stopped in each and every one of them. Because of the closure of enugu airport these police officers, army,sars, customs officials and others know that the road traffic to the east will increase.
What they do is they stop your car and asks everybody to get down and stand in a straight line. They will then ask for your phone and password, they will go through your phone and they must find something to implicate you with. Even a chat you had with someone about lending you money is enough for them and then the threats will follow. You either settle or get arrested. If you try to be strong headed they will threaten to shoot you right there and then. They were taking money from everyone and if you don't have enough money they will bring out their POS machine. Yes they are well prepared, they have POS machines, they have power banks incase your phone battery dies.
The guy said that when you pass the first check point you'll meet the second check point in less than 2 minutes and they'll do the same things again. This guy said he got to the east around 11pm, remember they left lagos at 5 in the morning. And between lagos and asaba they passed about 50 check points.
The worst part is that these people are ready to shoot if you so much as raise your voice against them or react angrily or harsh towards them. They know you are in the middle of the bush so no where to cry for help. And they are ready to implicate you with anything.

So guys here you have it, share this with people you know that use that route so that they know what to expect. When travelling through that road now make sure there is no discussion or chats about money on your phone, even a chat you sent to your mom or sister about money you sent to them. And please always make sure you don't react angrily towards them no matter how angry and frustrated you get.
Please share as it might save a life. Igbos are really going through shiiiit in this country.
[s][

You wrote a nice piece until at the end you decided to spoil it. We are all going thru shiiiit
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by meezynetwork(m): 4:02pm On Sep 10
Naija
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by Psalmy2cute(m): 4:07pm On Sep 10
izombie:
This was sent to me on whatsapp by a friend. It was a voice message and the person that made the voice message was narrating his ordeal along the lagos/asaba express. He said everything in igbo but i thought i should share so that my igbo brothers and sisters know what to expect along that road. Here is what he said......

He just arrived from amsterdam and since the enugu airport has been closed he had to travel through road to the east from lagos. He said they left lagos around 5 am and between lagos and benin express they met the usual check points littered everywhere on that route but the situation changed when they got to benin by-pass. The checkpoints sort of tripled and they were stopped in each and every one of them. Because of the closure of enugu airport these police officers, army,sars, customs officials and others know that the road traffic to the east will increase.
What they do is they stop your car and asks everybody to get down and stand in a straight line. They will then ask for your phone and password, they will go through your phone and they must find something to implicate you with. Even a chat you had with someone about lending you money is enough for them and then the threats will follow. You either settle or get arrested. If you try to be strong headed they will threaten to shoot you right there and then. They were taking money from everyone and if you don't have enough money they will bring out their POS machine. Yes they are well prepared, they have POS machines, they have power banks incase your phone battery dies.
The guy said that when you pass the first check point you'll meet the second check point in less than 2 minutes and they'll do the same things again. This guy said he got to the east around 11pm, remember they left lagos at 5 in the morning. And between lagos and asaba they passed about 50 check points.
The worst part is that these people are ready to shoot if you so much as raise your voice against them or react angrily or harsh towards them. They know you are in the middle of the bush so no where to cry for help. And they are ready to implicate you with anything.

So guys here you have it, share this with people you know that use that route so that they know what to expect. When travelling through that road now make sure there is no discussion or chats about money on your phone, even a chat you sent to your mom or sister about money you sent to them. And please always make sure you don't react angrily towards them no matter how angry and frustrated you get.
Please share as it might save a life. Igbos are really going through shiiiit in this country.
I can testify to this shit... I traveled from abeokuta to warri yesterday.. why so many irrelevant check points in the first place?? These police men are just there for money, nothing else

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by amc: 4:18pm On Sep 10
But we were complaining that Fulani Herdsmen had taken over those roads, so we should be happy that the police are now in charge.
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by migeoart(f): 4:20pm On Sep 10
This narrative is so correct it happened to my family friend he paid 200k b4 they let him go!the shocking part is that they have pos and power banks!naija i hail thee

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by dubra: 4:27pm On Sep 10
Please people should start twittering about this till it reaches the inspector General of police

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 5:00pm On Sep 10
dubra:
This is what I saw when I was travelling two weeks ago, these set of criminals doesn't use to be on uniform, with unmarked vehicles, no plate numbers, they operate freely because you don't have anything to hold the down, unfortunately no monitoring patrol team to check this criminals on illegal checkpoints, you can't find them anywhere else except along these lagos Benin High way
this means that armed robbers can easily dress like them and mount a check point also and then collect their own roger from travellers. I mean who could tell the difference.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 5:04pm On Sep 10
Paulynez:
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You wrote a nice piece until at the end you decided to spoil it. We are all going thru shiiiit
didn't mean it like that. I know we all go through this shiit but it is worse along that lagos/onitsha express especially between that benin/asaba stretch. We are between a rock and a hard place in this country.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 5:06pm On Sep 10
Psalmy2cute:

I can testify to this shit... I traveled from abeokuta to warri yesterday.. why so many irrelevant check points in the first place?? These police men are just there for money, nothing else
it's just for money. It is frustrating.
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by dubra: 5:07pm On Sep 10
izombie:
this means that armed robbers can easily dress like them and mount a check point also and then collect their own roger from travellers. I mean who could tell the difference.
exactly, nothing to identify them except AK47 rifles
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 5:08pm On Sep 10
migeoart:
This narrative is so correct it happened to my family friend he paid 200k b4 they let him go!the shocking part is that they have pos and power banks!naija i hail thee
they'll milk you dry if you are not careful.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by IGBOSON1: 5:11pm On Sep 10
dubra:
Please people should start twittering about this till it reaches the inspector General of police

Like he cares! You think he doesn’t know of all the rubbish going on under his watch, and that when he finds out, he will put a stop to it?

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by StCapital: 5:24pm On Sep 10
Op, my younger brother experienced the same on 13th july, 2019 before Benin, they collected #30,000 from him because they saw messages from customers concerning money in his whatsapp and sms, they made him to use his atm on pos from their agent within their operating ground.they even slapped him and the worst part of it is they don't have name tag on them. We are finished in this country especially we Igbo's, go to the North they can't try this wickedness over there.

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by izombie(m): 5:37pm On Sep 10
StCapital:
Op, my younger brother experienced the same on 13th july, 2019 before Benin, they collected #30,000 from him because they saw messages from customers concerning money in his whatsapp and sms, they made him to use his atm on pos from their agent within their operating ground.they even slapped him and the worst part of it is they don't have name tag on them. We are finished in this country especially we Igbo's, go to the North they can't try this wickedness over there.
they can't try such in the north. O boy, i don't even know what to say anymore. Nigeria, chai!

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by rooftech: 5:46pm On Sep 10
it's like the commissioner of police is an armed robber

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by shadrama(m): 5:48pm On Sep 10
the IG you wnt to report to is in support of what is going on. the money they collect will be giving to the DPO, the DPO will give to the commissioner, the commissioner will give to the IG. so dnt stress ur self. it is finished

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Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by ruggedtimi(m): 6:12pm On Sep 10
what if you are using torchlight phone?
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by capitalzero: 6:23pm On Sep 10
It would be good if every youth is wearing hidden camera to expose those criminals
Always delete messages in your chats or sms
If possible always use commercial bus
Re: What Is Happening Daily Along The Benin/asaba Express by RyanD147: 6:32pm On Sep 10
The last time I travelled, I counted almost 50 something check points just from Ore to Asaba.

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