Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has recounted a moment she almost lost her life trying to save a man while she was returning home from a movie location in Lagos.
The mother of four revealed in an interview that after a movie shoot in FESTAC; while driving home with her husband, a man was almost murdered with a knife by unknown men and she had to rush out of her car to the scene to help the victim. Plunging the assailants into utter confusion and they ran away.
While describing her experience, she said that her husband has come to terms with her desire to help others and the strength she exudes.
She said: “My husband too has been amazed by my strength; he has come to terms with it. I’ll give you an example. There was a time when we were driving. At that time we were living at Igba, Ojo, and we had just finished shooting a movie in Festac and he came to pick me up”.
“And I remember just between that Festac first gate and the second gate, I don’t know if they were trying to kill a guy or something like that but they caught him and I saw them holding a knife”.
“I started shouting for them to stop. It was dark. This was around maybe 11 or 12 and I was like ‘Stop Stop Stop’. he slammed on his break and before he could say anything, I just opened the door and I ran”.
“I wasn’t even thinking. He had to run down and start running after me. When I got there, I started shouting “Stop, what are you doing? What are you doing?”
“Do you know when he (her husband) got there and saw what was going on, he jacked me and started carrying me? Then they got distracted and they were shocked too. They got shocked like ‘what is going on here?’ Then they looked back, saw us, and they ran.
“Then the guy that I don’t know what they were trying to do what to got up and was just shouting “Ese ma, Ese ma!” and he too ran. My husband was confused like ‘what the hell just happened?’ I said ‘I don’t know but at least I’m sure I saved somebody’s life. That’s all that matters.’