Are you an entrepreneur passionate about your business? You may need to read this warning
An entrepreneur, Princess Ijeoma Oguejiofor is calling on other business people to be careful of where and what time they meet their customers.
Few weeks ago, there were stories of some women whose bodies were found in hotel rooms with handkerchiefs round their necks going viral on the internet. Unfortunately, no correct information is available on the incidents.
Sharing her story, a lady had called Ijeoma to transact business and they agreed to meet at the reception of a hotel; however, on getting there, Ijeoma said, the lady asked her to come to her room upstairs because she was not properly dressed.
Meanwhile, all along, Ijeoma was hearing the conversation between a man and the lady who called her for business. Urging people to be careful, she said, her case could have been like one of those ladies killed at the hotels.
Something happened last Sunday that made me begin to question these serial killings of women. I came back from Service and got a call from a strange number, a female. She said she saw my number in a Longrich Wine flier and that she will like to buy the wine.
The Entrepreneur in me thanked God that my prayers have started working and business is moving to the permanent site. We talked about the price, but as we were talking, I was hearing a man’s voice from the background, telling her what to ask and co.
She left the Wine she saw on the flier and asked about the Sanitary Pad and Panty Liner and I told her their prices. She mentioned the hotel she was in and we agreed I will deliver to her at the reception by 5pm.
Few minutes to the time, I called her to let her know I was on my way.
She acknowledged that. I got to the hotel reception and called her that I was downstairs.That was when gbege started.
Lady: Come up to Room 207.
Lady: Come up to Room 207.
Me: That wasn’t the agreement. You said we will meet at the reception.
Lady: I am not dressed. Just come to the room door and I will come out and give you your money.
From the background,,,,
Male: (muffled sound) what is she saying?
Lady: (muffled sound) she hasn’t agreed.
Me: Madam please dress up and come down. I will be waiting at the reception.
Lady: What is there na? I told you I am not dressed. Just use the lift.
Like say I never use lift for my life before, and should be jumping up at such privilege,,,,Kai,,,Ijeomaaaaaa!!!
Me: Well my dear, I am not dressed for coming upstairs. If you can’t meet me at the reception, then, I will be on my way going.
(Muffled discussion between Male and Lady)
Lady: Is this how you treat your customers,,,bla,bla,bla.. Just come upstairs na.
Me: Do have a nice day, Ma.
Wasted t.fare,,,but that one no pain me.
On my way home, I don’t know why, but the images of the dead ladies with white handkerchiefs round their necks in hotel rooms, kept flashing through my mind.
What if this is the way these victims were lured?
Just what if?
I gisted my colleague this story yesterday and before I could say anything about my thoughts on the handkerchief saga, my colleague said, what if this is how they lure all those girls of white handkerchief to the hotel?
Please ladies, especially entrepreneurs, let’s be careful of where we meet customers to transact business and delivery. Always insist on open places and avoid going at night.
If anything had happened, nobody would have believed I went there for genuine business… Most people for say na ashawo business I go do.
As much as we hope on God’s protection, let us also, protect ourselves by applying caution in cases like this.