Twitter user @Blaqbarbie who took to Twitter to call out Taxify, shared photos of the injuries her friends sustained as a result of the assault. It was also gathered that the assault victim’s iPhone, wallet and money was taken by the Taxify driver.
Here’s what @Blaqbarbie tweeted;
My friend was assaulted on Tuesday by one of your drivers. Her wallet, money & iPhone was taken from her, after he beat her up.
@Taxify_ng what are you doing about it?
There’s adequate proof on this assault, eyewitnesses and all, yet you choose to do NOTHING about it??
This is coming few weeks after Taxify reacted to the alleged abduction incident that happened between one of their drivers and Shuga actress, Dorcas Shola Fapson.
Read below the statement Lailasnews.com just received from the Taxify company:
Early today, we received troubling news of an incident that occurred between a (male) driver-partner and a (female) rider on our platform where allegations of harassment and violence have been made.
Upon receiving news of this incident, we immediately contacted the rider and expressed our concern to her in person. Our lawyers have petitioned the State Intelligence Bureau and the Nigerian Police Force to take up the matter. The incident is currently under investigation with these authorities and we are giving all the necessary cooperation.
We at Taxify are committed to providing reliable ride experiences for our riders. Creating a safe and healthy experience is an absolute part of this.
We have zero tolerance for any and all forms of harassment and violence.
It is our policy to immediately ensure that upon such serious allegations – as in this case – the drivers account and access to the platform are taken away, which we have done.
We will be following the case with the State Intelligence Bureau and the Police keenly. We are determined to help see it to a just resolution.