A rumour is making the rounds on social media about a man who turned into a tricycle in Pedro area of Shomolu, Lagos state, after being forced to pick up a key which he dropped on the road.
According to the post, the man had accosted a young boy and had asked him to pick up the key which he (the man) threw on the floor, but the boy refused.
The man reportedly insisted but the young chap stood his ground and the man had to involve the people around stating that the boy was being disrespectful.
Read the post below:
Please parents, teachers and guardians, continuously educate your wards on the need to be careful and not talk to strangers on the road. An incident occurred at Pedro, shomolu on Tuesday 22/11/12, precisely at famous bus stop. A man stopped a child returning from school and asked him to pick up a key from the ground. The child refused asking why the man couldn’t pick it up himself and this got the man agitated and he started shouting at the child saying he lacked respect for his elders and all sorts but the child still refused.
This attracted the attention of passers-by and luckily, a police van was passing by and they stopped to find out what the problem was. After listening to the man, they asked the child who owned the key and the boy replied that it was for the man so the police got suspicious and asked the man to pick up the key. He refused and was forced to. Immediately he picked the key,he turned into a brand new tricycle (keke maruwa)! Everybody ran away and even the police men were scared.
The tricycle was eventually pushed to the Pedro police station. This is a real life incidence and anyone in doubt can go to the Pedro police station to ascertain the authenticity of this post. When the man’s wife was called to the station, she said her husband comes home everyday with a brand new tricycle and gives it to people on higher purchase and she didn’t know where he got them from.