Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele Bello, has said she escaped death during a robbery attack at a hotel in Lagos.
The disclosure was made during an Instagram live session over the weekend, in which she said her colleague and long-time friend Bimbo Thomas risked her life for her during the attack, Gistreel reports.
“I have been friends with Bimbo and Eniola Badmus for a long time. Nine years ago, we were robbed while filming the second part of ‘Omo Ghetto’. Eniola was meant to join me in my hotel but she refused.
So, I was with Bimbo that night after begging her that I could not sleep alone. The robbers came into the hotel, which had two wings. They had robbed the first wing and one of the robbers who knew I was in the hotel started banging on my door.”
Funke said when the robbers broke in and asked for her, Bimbo did not say anything. When one of the robbers cocked his gun, Funke said she came out and begged him not to shoot.
She said while the robbers were punching her, Bimbo kept saying they should leave her alone.
“Two days after the robbery, I asked her why she didn’t let the robbers know I was hiding in the bathroom. She said “If they (robbers) want to kill, it is better we die together.””