Stella Dimoko Adventures Of Oko Ashawo The Uber Driver 39...


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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Adventures Of Oko Ashawo The Uber Driver 39...

This man and all these stories sef!!!

Some days ago, I took a client from Lagos to Ibadan and dropped him off at about noon. On my way back to Lagos, around the Guru Maharaji end of the toll gate, I decided to pick up passengers along the way,somewhere popularly called "Soole". 

This is a common practice amongst drivers - picking up passengers along the way so as to make a few extra bucks. Though I've been hearing unsavoury tales of how drivers have been robbed or during a stop and search by the police, some passengers are found with 'exhibits', the lure of the little extra money that can be made often blinds us.

 Sometimes, drivers are unlucky as they fall into the trap set by the "agberos" in which they extort money for illegal loading.

 A driver was not so lucky one time as he had his windshield smashed when he tried to escape from the touts. On this fateful day, around the toll gate axis of Ibadan, I was able to pick up 2 passengers. As we drove for about 5 minutes, we got to a scene along the highway where people were gathered causing a little bit of traffic. 

I was curious to know what was going on and I suggested to my passengers that we should park and check things out. A guy was being held down on the road and people tried to stop him from trying to commit suicide by throwing himself at oncoming vehicles. 

He was wailing and crying that his life is finished. 

According to the story he told, he picked up a client from Ajah axis of Lagos and brought her to Ibadan the previous day. It was late when they arrived and the lady was benevolent enough to arrange an accommodation for him in a hotel since he couldn't return to Lagos because of the curfew, which starts at 10pm.

 He said since he was well paid and taken care of, he decided to stay back at the hotel to rest properly till 12pm when it was check out time. So, on his way back to Lagos, he picked up 3 passengers along the toll gate area close to Guru Maharaji - a male and 2 females. They had barely driven 5 minutes when one of the ladies said she was badly pressed and needed to ease herself. It was where the lady asked him to stop for her that two guys jumped out from the bush with guns and robbed him of all his monies and his phone. 

Worse still, his car was snatched and they all drove away in it. It was then it dawned on him that the passengers he picked up along the road were part of the robbery gang. He said he had nothing to look forward to anymore and it's better he ended his life there and then. 

The car that was snatched from him was hire purchase and he has almost finished making the full payment. Sadly, the car doesn't have a comprehensive insurance. I didn't stay too long there as I had to continue my journey back to Lagos. The guy was inconsolable as people calmed him down.

There's a proverb that says "the mistakes of others are good teachers". 

and i have learnt my lessons well from his story. Make person no go throway pounds wey dey pocket because he wan pick naira....

*Oko ashawo,it seems like no work for the ashawos you carry anymore oh...E don tey wey you gist us of them....


  1. Painful story.... 😭😭😭

  2. Chai.... I pity the driver that was robbed πŸ˜₯

    Meanwhile, Oko Ashawo, you too like gist. You stopped on the highway for gist πŸ™„

    1. Eyaah.

      Oko Ashawo don't pick people on the way no matter how they dress.

  3. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Stella is looking for ashawo gist oh. Hehehehe.

    Oko ashawo please be wise jare, don't be pennywise pound foolish.

    1. No be small thing...🀭😁😁😁😁😁😁

      Oko Ashawo needs to give Ashawo gists. I have really missed them 🀦‍♀️

  4. Dear Oko Ashawo, I have some questions for you.

    How come you are called or your column is called Oko Ashawo (the husband of a whore right?) Why are your stories always sad and negative?

    You know you can be an evangelist for Jesus.

    It is appointed unto man once to die and after that judgement. Hebrews 9:27. Have you made your ways right with the Lord. You can, and its not too late. You can still do your job while you turn it around for good you know. When you pick up your passengers you can share with them about hereafter that's life after death.

    I saw pix of Tony Anenih's house for sale in abuja. Its a mansion. Reports have it that he didn't live in his house for more than six months before he died. You need to see it. Very lovely. But to what end? His life is over, what's next.

    To everyone reading, do you know when. Your life will end? What preparation have you done for the hereafter. Its inevitable.
    There is a one day...then what.

    Forgive me if I've stirred the nest.

    All the best.

    1. Na them 😏.
      Ha biala. Ndi Jesus soldiers 🀨.

    2. @ The White Enchantress, if I'm not a Jesus Soldier, what should I be?

      I'm proud to carry his flag.

      And I think Oko Ashawo can do with some nice and pleasant news around him.

    3. Firstly, the title of this column is .... The Adventures of Oko Ashawo - The Uber Driver.

      If you look at the word Adventure, it means "an unusual and exciting or daring experience".

      Oko Ashawo means husband of the loose woman... Taxi drivers have been called Oko Ashawo over time because their services are usually (always) required by the ladies of night and they know each other and their ways very well.

      Oko Ashawo is a taxi driver who is simply sharing his experiences and if you notice, there's always a lesson to be learned from his stories. The stories are not always sad. Some stories have been told about triumph and other happenings.

      Lady T, loosen up. It's not that hard 🀭

  5. A big lesson to others but then life is a risk.

  6. The soole tales I have heard is scary abeg! I always go to the parks jare to avoid stories

    1. Very true. It's always safer going to the parks. It's all about cheaper options and safety is often overlooked.

  7. Oko Ashawo you like amibo wella o πŸ˜‚ (bring it on,because we like it too).
    God will continue to protect you for usπŸ˜†.

    Thank you for your reply, I followed the steps given,And I was able to download more Asabawood for my hubby (he is a lover of asabawood).
    Thank you nna nwa
    My regards to your family.

    1. Hi @BeMoreBliss,Glad you and your family are enjoying it plus happy;that matters a lot..

      Do have a great time,you are welcome..#Cheers


  8. Oki Ashawo you decided to stop on the highway just to hear enough gistπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it is not really advisable to do that because it could be a play work to rob people.

  9. Eyah...Life sha, the poor man will be thinking where he will start from.

  10. Aproko SDK,
    See as she is begging for tori.

    1. 😬😬😬😬😬😬😬

  11. I always look forward to reading your story oko ashawo.

  12. Omg. People are so wicked. I can't believe how people behave sometime. Please don't carry strangers in your car again

  13. Oko ashewo doesn’t really mean husband or driver of prostitutes NOPE back in the days taxi was the major source of transport and ashewo means money changer or some 1 u can go to if u want to change ur money in smaller denominations and even till now the people dat change mints in parties we call dem ashewo

  14. So the ashawo tory dey sweet Stella. Lol. Every job has it's attendant risk. May God protect His own


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