Stella Dimoko The Adventures Of Oko Ashawo The Uber Driver - 102


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Friday, November 12, 2021

The Adventures Of Oko Ashawo The Uber Driver - 102

Losing one’s valuables can be very traumatizing and knowing that the chances of getting them back are very slim gives a worse feeling....

At the beginning of this month, a friend who came in to Lagos from Ibadan by train asked me to pick her up at the train station in the evening. 

The train usually arrives at the Ebute Meta Terminal by 6:48pm so being around Yaba by 5:30pm, I underestimated the traffic thinking that I would be at the train station within 30 minutes not considering the fact that it was closing hours, which usually comes with lots of traffic.

I had just returned from a short trip where the passenger paid me 20k in cash.

 The money was neatly stashed in my wallet containing other valuables like my original driver’s license, ATM cards, Voter’s card and a few other items. The traffic was unusually heavy that evening due to a broken down truck along the way and  my fuel was running low, so I stopped at a Petrol station to get some fuel.

 I paid the attendant 2k and hurried off .....

I arrived at the terminal at exactly 6:46pm and as I was trying to get a parking space, she called that she had arrived and would need my assistance with some of her luggage. I rushed to help her out and we headed out to the Island.

 I dropped her off around 8:30pm and decided to go home from there.

I branched at one of my favourite Petrol stations to get enough fuel for the next day’s work and asked the attendant to sell 7k worth of petrol. As I tried to make payment, I couldn’t find my wallet.

 I searched everywhere in the car including under the seat and the booth and didn’t find it. At this time, I was already jittery and sweating. In a moment of confusion, I went round the car, searched under it and I didn’t even know when I also opened the bonnet to check the engine compartment for the wallet.

I finally had to transfer money to the attendant’s account and left thinking of the next step to take. I knew the next day was going to be a long one since I have to get to the police station to report the missing items and start the process of getting them replaced. 

I felt really bad also because it was in process of doing my friend a favour this happened and I didn’t even collect money from her.

 I said a little prayer asking God to help me find my missing wallet.

I called my friend and she said she didn’t see it. I remembered taking money from it to buy the initial 2k fuel on my way to the train station so I decided to drive back to the train station. On getting there around 10:30pm, I told the security guys I was looking for my wallet and asked if they saw any.

 They looked at me strangely and said I was free to search the car park area and elsewhere I felt I may have misplaced my wallet. I knew I had very thin hopes but I still gave it a shot. After searching for about 15 minutes, I gave up hope and started planning my moves for the next day. 

As I was driving out, I decided to go back and search one more time. I used my phone torchlight and moved slowly around where I parked the car and I saw a wallet on the floor. I moved closer, picked it up, dusted it and opened it. Lo and behold, I found my wallet with all my money and other items intact. It must have been on my laps and fell when I left the car to help my friend with her luggage.

I screamed for joy, jumped into my car and drove straight home saying what God cannot do does not exist.

Can you imagine that this lady has not even called me back to ask if I eventually found my wallet or how I went about it till now? Na wah …


  1. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ this dog facial expression ehn! I'm just imagining the look on Stella's face.

    Thank God you finally saw your wallet, if na me by force malaria and typhoid for catch me..

    1. The dog 🀣🀣🀣🀣

    2. I'm so happy you found everything..losing important stuff like that can make someone disorganized

  2. I'm glad you found it!!!! ☺

    Stella leave OA ALONE biko lol πŸ˜† πŸ˜‚

    Reading through this just reminded me of Eka when she couldn't find her purse. πŸ˜”

  3. Thank God you found it. I can imagine the relief you felt afterwards.

    Jeweluchi, it’s like we’ll start hashtag for Oko Ashawo O. This weekly shade is too much. #justiceforokoashawo 🀣

    1. I swear down #justiceforokoashawo πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

    2. I agree ooo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. Glad you recovered your wallet. I can't imagine the frustration of going through the process of replacing all those ID..

  5. Columnist,
    I am glad you found your wallet with it's content intact. Thanks to the Almighty Father.

  6. I hate it if I was with a friend, maybe not a close friend and I'm called for confirmation of any missing stuff. I hate it, it can give me a bad day. If it is family or very close friend that knows me well. Then I have no issues with it

  7. See as I dey rejoice with you,thank God for you,my own is my new toothbrush and teeth whitening toothpaste I bought from Just Right stores yesterday that got missing,I told the lady that advertised it for me that I want them shiny like that of Pere's(you gerrit),this morning I searched everywhere,scattered my wardrobe,brought my box down,checked all the rooms,checked my pants box, nothing,I wanted to call and ask my hubby if he's pranking me,cos I told him and the children to stick to their Oral B with plenty beg, because na my own things everybody the like,I started checking my old handbags one after another,that was how I found it,hian when did I hide it there?

    1. 🀣when you asked your husband and kids to stick to oral,since you want to be the only one in the family with white teeth like pere🀣🀣🀣🀣

    2. Lol!When you are extra careful with an item; na so e dey be

  8. People always say "a short prayer" when in need of God's assistance. After that, what happens?
    Do we just continue to live our lives just like he does not exist; fornicating, lying, aborting and advising others to abort,
    hating and cheating and hailing those that live vain lives?
    God is watching, he has a day set for judgment. πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

  9. Thank God you found it on. I be don dey pity for you😊

  10. I'm glad you found it. I have decided to start treating people the same way they treat me, being too nice to people who careless about you is so painful.

  11. Truly what God cannot do doesn't exist

  12. I'm glad you found your wallet, some friends are like that thinking that you might want them to replace what was lost

  13. Why drive around with your original driver's licence? Do color photocopy of it. Happy you found your wallet.

  14. God's Masterpiece12 November 2021 at 15:02

    Glad you found your wallet. Looking for wallet Inside bonnet ��,I understand that feeling

    1. That part got me 🀣🀣🀣🀣

      The day they stole someone's car, he was even checking inside the gutter for his car. Chai 😁
      That thing can disorganize eh πŸ€­πŸ˜›

  15. I remember the day I forgot my bag containing nursing bras Worth 15k + and a customer's parcel in a bus about 2 years ago...
    Immediately I alighted from the bus, and the bus speed off, I felt6 light and remembered.Ha!
    I died and woke up again. Immediately, I entered another bus to the last bustop, I did not see any bus, I was directed to their garage, I could not even recognize the bus or the driver
    I went back to the park I entered the bus and stood there for hours. I receive insult that day from conductors that day
    Just when I was about to give up and leave
    The conductor ask the last conductor, and he asked me to list the contents of the bag
    Lo and behold, I found my bag intact
    The happiness that day... Aliamdulillahi πŸ‘

  16. I help you thank God.Loosing personal documents can be draining especially in Nigeria...

  17. I am really happy for you OA I can imagine the happiness

  18. I am so happy you found your wallet. E for pain me well if you didn't. The money plenty in this economy.

  19. OA, I'm so happy for you. I can imagine the feeling you had when this happened. You would have blamed yourself a million times over especially as regards with carrying original License and the other IDs.

    When I lost my phone years back, I felt so empty. That feeling of losing something valuable eh... Untill you experience it, you can never know.


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