Passengers stranded as driver disappears with their transport money in Lagos

A bus driver has reportedly scammed a group of passengers of N30,000 which they paid as transport fare in Lagos state.

The man was said to have stopped the bus and pretended that it was faulty only for him and his conductor to vanish.

When the passengers realised that they had been abandoned mid trip, they started panicking and sought ways to recover their money.

They stripped the bus of its parts like the chairs and battery which they tried to sell to make back the N30k.

A video making the rounds on the internet shows some of the commuters trying to sell the bus’s battery to someone.

Watch the clip below:

Meanwhile, a Nigerian lady boarded a commercial bus while heading to work and paid with the newly released N1000 note but it was rejected.

CorrectNG reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria released the N200, N500, and N1000 notes to banks on December 15, 2022.

The new and old notes are allowed to be used for transactions until 31st January 2023, when the old naira notes would cease to be valid.

The passenger was left stranded because the bus conductor insisted that he would not collect the money as he wasn’t sure it is real or fake.

She claimed not to have any other money on her apart from the new N1,000 and this caused some delay as she could not drop and they could not move forward either.

A video making the rounds online shows passengers confused as the two of them continued to exchange words over the money’s authenticity.

Someone asked the conductor if he is not aware that there are new naira notes in circulation, in responded that he does not know the one the woman wanted to pay him with.

The person then gave him the old 1k note and the conductor said he recognises it even if his eyes were closed.

He wanted the female passenger to alight from his bus and enter another one but a man sitting beside her came to her defence and wondered why he was rejecting it.

The conductor then had no other choice than to collect it and he went to ask some of his colleagues if it is real money.