Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawo, has recounted a painful experience with thugs also known as area boys after his car was scratched on the road.
HausaToday reports that Deyemi took to his Twitter page to narrate the incident stating that someone would have bled if he had lost control of himself.
The actor said a guy had scratched his car and his assistant left to settle the issue but things took a different turn when the area boys raised an alarm of them being thieves.
According to Deyemi, he would have physically assaulted one of the boys but had to consider his career because he was sure someone would have sustained injury.
He wrote: “Never been so livid! Guy scratches my car and my assistant went with him so we could settle the matter down the road. Guy drives another way, gets out of his car then starts shouting “THIEF”! Before I cld figure what was going on area boys gathered & started beating my assistant!
“Omo we were raised to value peace but have the training to really cause damage… still shaken up by how close I came to physically hurting another human being this morning! God o me that my career is just starting to make sense pls deliver me from evil!
“He was really going to let area boys injure my assistant! A part of me actually wished he had tried to fight instead of pleading… I just know someone would have bled!
“Of course the area boys, after one of them chopped slap for the stupidity of laying hands on my guy, turned on the guy once I showed up. I now had to choose between payback and deescalating the situation”