How mother luck changed woman’s life after mob attack
A middle-aged mother of three was not only saved from mob attack, but got connection with a philanthropist, who also changed her life for good.
Like a tale, the woman, a resident of Adeyemi Street Ajegunle, a Lagos suburb, was said survived lynching on Monday by whiskers, after luck ran against her as he was caught by a lady, who was allegedly deceived to part with her food stuff from her shop.
An eye witness account said the woman, Lucky whose husband has been without job since 2015 had been using her children as ploy to buy food on credit within her neighborhood until she was caught in the very act that has seen her provide good on the table.
One of those at the crowd narrated:”But on that Monday, she(Lucy) was unfortunate to be passing through the same food shop that she bought four big derica cups of rice, at N1,2000 without paying.
“The shop owner, who raised an alarm on sighting Lucy from an adjacent Street to her shop attracted neighbours and passers-by, who after hearing Lucy’s offence resolved to strip her naked and given a beating of her life for initially denying buying the food stuff without paying the seller.
IT was gathered that the lady had, penultimate week come to the shop with one of her children.
She, after collecting the rice from the seller smartly handed it over to her son to take home and pretended she was bringing out money from her purse before she faked answering a private call on her cell phone.
Narrating the issue to the audience, the shop owner said: “As I was busy attending to other customers, she went to the corner with her phone and after pretending to be answering the call, she left from there, not until today that I’ve seen her. ”
However, it was in the verge of the mob executing its verdict on Lucy that an SUV pulled up, and with the occupant’s intervention not only saved the alleged thief from mob action, but saw her receive help from the chauffeur driven car owner.
He was said to have reasoned that it was hardship that pushed the housewife-turned bread-winner to take to such an act.
He reportedly paid the shop owner N2000, instead of N1200 and also handed over unspecified sum of money to Lucy and directed her to come to his office with her husband for job as he handed her his complimentary card.
Filled with tears of joy, Lucy was said to have almost fainted in shock of the favor.
The police spokesman at the Ajeromi Police Area Command, said there is still law against people taking the law into their hands.
“All that the said shop owner needed do was to have reported the case at the nearest police station in the area, because if anything had happened to the lady, the rice seller would have held responsible, ” he said.