A former special assistant to then Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, Alhaji Ahmed Jebe, has recalled how he almost lost his life in an auto accident last Monday in Mile 2 on, Lagos-Badagry Expressway at 11:50am. Jebe, who posted the accident scene on Facebook, thanked Allah for his safety. Jebe told The Nation that, “I was on my way to LASU, about getting to Mile 2 bus stop. We were all lined up in the traffic when the lorry behind me that carried blocks from one construction company rammed into my car. It hit me from the back and I hit the vehicle in front of me. In the process of reversing, he rammed into another vehicle by my side. We later learnt that about five other vehicles were involved.
“It was like a movie; very shocking. When he hit me, I didn’t know it was my car until I hit the vehicle in front of me and I said: ‘Who hit my car this way?’ I couldn’t come out immediately as I was waiting to see if I was free to come out from the side. When I alighted, I asked the lorry driver why he hit my car and that was when I discovered that he had hit other cars also. So, I waited till the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials came with the traffic police officers.
“I appreciate God’s favour on me so much because immediately that thing happened, people around were saying the lorry driver had killed me until they saw me step out, then they said ‘God has really saved you otherwise we would just have been looking at you and forgotten about the car.’ Others who later came to the spot were saying that the owner of the car must have died unknowing that I’m the victim. But Alhamdulillah, God saved my life. I give thanks to Him and I will always adore him.”