Vanguard (Lagos)

23 February 2013

Nigeria: Joseph Benjamin's Car Stolen, Recovered

Adorable actor, Joseph Benjamin, has applauded his insurance company for helping to recover his stolen car.

Last Sunday evening, armed robbers snatched a 2007 Toyota Camry car belonging to Benjamin around Magodo area of Lagos. The news of the robbery incident went viral on social media as tweets, Facebook posts and BBMs battled for prominence in blogosphere.

At the time of the incident, the star-actor was in Aberdeen, Scotland, for the screening of his breakthrough movie, "Tango With Me." A friend of the popular host of soar away music reality television show, MTN Project Fame, was driving the car.

When contacted, Benjamin said the incident happened around 7pm. "I had just returned to London from Aberdeen for a photo shoot when my friend called and was hysterical on the phone. She said my car had been snatched around Magodo area. She was crying her heart out so I had to calm her down and assured her that there was no problem.

Immediately, I called my insurance company, and informed them of the theft. They told me not to panic that the car would be recovered in no time. Though, I did not doubt them, I was tempted to broadcast the news on Blackberry just in case anybody had a clue. I also put my London phone numbers if anybody had information that could lead to the recovery of the car."

Continuing, he said, "I was shocked when about 15minutes later, a staff of my insurance company called me to say the car had been found in Ipaja area of Lagos, adding that it has been demobilised. I didn't believe it until my friend went to confirm that it was indeed true."

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