Angela Okorie Narrates How She Survived Death From Gunmen On Her Birthday
Popular Nigerian actress, Angela Okorie recounts her ordeal with men of the underworld and how she escaped death by a whisker on her birthday.
The prolific actress marked her birthday last week, as a philanthropist by heart the Nollywood diva decided to spend the day with the underprivileged. A good day would have turned sour as Angela had a sudden encounter with armed gunmen on her way back home.
In a recent interview with a popular Nigerian newspaper, the mother of one narrated how she survived a sudden attack by armed robbers after what would have been a day well spent.
“I am grateful to God for life. I am a humanitarian and I am always happy whenever I give back to the society. That was why I celebrated my birthday with the underprivileged.”
She reckons that it took the sudden intervention from men of the Nigerian Customs Service to reverse a probable death encounter after her philanthropic day out.
“My brother was driving and since the road was rough, he had to slow down because of a pothole. All of a sudden, he just told me to bend my head in the car because I was not concentrating. By the time I would realise what was happening, some armed robbers had double crossed us and they alighted from their cars with guns. They approached our car and cocked their guns, ready to shoot. They almost shot us but before we knew it, some officers of the Nigerian Customs Service showed up from nowhere. They intervened and immediately, my brother seized the opportunity to zoom off. That was how we were saved.
Angela said she is grateful to God for the immediate turn of bad fortune on her birthday, which would have been her death day.
“I believe it was God that sent those Customs guys to us because they were not on the road and they came out from nowhere. When I saw the robbers, I was scared but I had faith in God. I wonder what would have happened if God was not on my side.”