Nigeria: Gunmen kill River e-hailing driver, family looks for equity
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Gunmen have shot and killed an e-hailing driver recognized as Raphael Toby in Rumuibiakani, Obio/Akpor Nearby Government Area of Streams State.
Our correspondent in Port Harcourt saw Donald Toby, the younger brother of the victim, confirm the incident on his Facebook page on Friday.
Donald, who claimed that the incident took place on Tuesday, also claimed that the assailants left with his brother’s car after he was killed.
He appealed to the security agencies to locate the perpetrators and bring them to justice while posting photos of the defunct vehicle on Facebook and inviting anyone with information to get in touch with him.
Enefaa Georgewill, Chairman of the Rivers State Civil Society Organization, advised all relevant regulators to ensure the safety of e-hailing drivers and passengers throughout all rides.
Georgewill demanded an investigation into the incident and emphasized that e-hailing companies must link customers’ bank accounts to their apps to ensure safety.
He expressed, “The Waterways State Common Society Association approach the Streams State Magistrate of Police to checkmate the unending assaults and killing of drivers of Bolt, Uber and other e-hailing organizations in the state.
Raphael Toby’s passing a few days ago is one more death for us. We wish to likewise approach ride-hailing organizations in Nigeria to carry out a client confirmation cycle to safeguard their driver.
“The customers’ verification could be as simple as the customers verifying their bank account numbers. Simply put, every Bolt, Uber, and other ride-hailing account should be linked to at least one customer’s bank account.