Taxify drivers are currently protesting around Lagos, carrying placards with inscription “We are not rapists,” “We are not kidnappers,” “We are partners in this business,” “No driver partners, No Taxify, No Uber, No Riders,” “We need respect from riders,” among others.
The protest is coming on the heels of recent events where actress Dorcas Shola Fapson accused a driver of attempting to kidnap and rape her. The driver, in his response, claimed she refused to set her destination, and that resulted in a fracas between both of them with the actress using pepper spray on him.
The driver, through his lawyers, had also threatened to sue her for defamation of character if she doesn’t issue an apology.
If you will recall, Shuga actress, Dorcas Shola Fapson (DSF), said she narrowly escaped being abducted and raped by a Taxify driver in Lagos.
According to the story she shared on social media, Henry Nnaemeka fully locked her in his car, drove to a random house, then tried to drag her into it.
She revealed she was saved by her pepper spray which she emptied on his face.
Taxify company responded then responded to the allegation saying they have suspended Henry Nnaemeka account and access to their Taxify platform. And that their lawyers have petitioned the Nigerian Police and State Intelligence Bureau to take up the matter.
Consequently Henry sued Dorcas Fapson and demanded an apology from the actress.