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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Lagos slain driver wasn't using our app when he was strangled to death- Uber says

Ride hailing app, Uber, has released a statement identifing slain cab driver, Ehobosa Alex, as a registered driver to their network. The company however says the deceased wasn't using their app when he was booked by his suspected killers on Sunday April 9th...



Recall that two days ago, the Lagos state police command paraded two men, Osaro Egbomrewen and Michael Eyeoekpe, accused of killing the deceased and stealing his Kia vehicle with the intent to sell it off to an unsuspecting buyer. The suspects told newsmen that they went online to order for a taxi and the deceased came through to take them to Oke-Ira in Ogba but they made a detour to Oremeji street in Ogba where they strangled him to death and then dumped his body in front of a church. They were arrested in Benin city, Edo state where they were planning to sell his car.

In a statement released today, Uber says the deceased wasn't logged on to their network as at the time he was carrying his killers. The statement reads
"We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of this tragic news. We are busy reaching out to offer our support to the driver’s family. Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family and we extend our sincerest condolences. This is a senseless act and the guilty parties must be prosecuted. We are relieved to hear the suspects have been arrested. We will support the authorities in any way possible to assist in their investigation. We can confirm that the driver was registered to use the Uber app, but he was not using the app during the time of the incident, therefore we have no reason to believe that this crime is related to Uber in any way"the statement read

16 comments:

Olumide Ajibowu said...

does that really matter? what i think matters is that he was killed and his killers must be brought to book... i am www.mrolumide.com

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May his soul rest in peace.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

hrm paul said...

Idiots who said it was related

OSINANL said...

DEM DON NEVER HIM SHARP SHARP

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

UBER has automatically washed their hands off with so clean detergent.

livingstone chibuike said...

too bad..continue to Rip

Anonymous said...

Death by hanging will serve them right .....Nigerian we tend to abuse any good thing that come our way smhd

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them. Wicked people. I hate uber. They don't take responsibility for anything at all.

Anonymous said...

Death by hanging would be to easy for them...... They should amputate them limb for limb so they can feel d life draining out of them......

Emmanuel Iniovosa said...

UBER, why lying to the public, you have not contacted the family of the victim neither have you rendered any support in the investigation of this incidence. I'm the elder bother of the victim and i'm shocked at your public statement. For the record, the correct name of the victim is INIOVOSA EDEWO ALEXANDER. Too bad for you Uber!!

Emmanuel Iniovosa said...

UBER, why lying to the public, you have not contacted the family of the victim neither have you rendered any support in the investigation of this incidence. I'm the elder bother of the victim and i'm shocked at your public statement. For the record, the correct name of the victim is INIOVOSA EDEWO ALEXANDER. Too bad for you Uber!!

Emmanuel Iniovosa said...

UBER, why lying to the public, you have not contacted the family of the victim neither have you rendered any support in the investigation of this incidence. I'm the elder bother of the victim and i'm shocked at your public statement. For the record, the correct name of the victim is INIOVOSA EDEWO ALEXANDER. Too bad for you Uber!!

kassimu bidemi said...

R.........I.............P..........


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Uv David said...

classical uber! distancing themselves already. dat is how dey use to do worldwide

Anonymous said...

Most of dis uber drivers switch off app to make extra money in dia own. Feel sad sha. May God not forgive d killers. How can u kill sum1 cos of car ? Hmmm

exciting lifestyle consult blog said...

Hmmmmm! Uber I just hate u pple. I don't think I will use uber ever again!

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