Two Taxify drivers (one Pastor) ignore passengers to slug it out

03/21/2019

Posted by: Joshua-Philip Okeafor

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Lagos gets the better of a couple of Taxify drivers as they forget passengers to settle differences with their fists. Click here for full story!

Sometimes, everyday road activities can be so hectic that they can make us forgot how calm we can be or should have been in certain circumstances. Moreover, when it comes to driving in Lagos, there are times you might encounter the wrong set of people on the road and you wonder why it had to be you.  

Hours ago, two Taxify drivers (one is even a Pastor) provided a spectacle for Lagosians as they abandoned their passengers to argue and fight over whose fault it was after their vehicles bashed each other. The video of the incident has been trending online.

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The two drivers didn't mind their passengers at all (Source: Instablog9ja)

This incident, which happened at Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday 19th, began  following claims by one of the drivers that the second driver was in the wrong. Incidentally, one of the drivers claimed to be a pastor. Behind the scene, we could hear the voice of the person who recorded the video, complaining that she was “late for her meeting”.  Avoid the hassles of taxis with a cheap car in Nigeria.

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Taxify is a leading ride hailing service in big cities

Taxify, the popular ride sharing company in Africa which is currently functional in 20 cities across 15 countries, made its way to Lagos, Nigeria on November 18, 2016. The ridesharing app service made its way into the African market by first introducing itself in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa in April 2016. Then they followed this by launching operations in in Accra and Nairobi in July, 2016.

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What you would do in this case? Step out and walk to your meeting? (Source: Instablog9ja)

We don't know if the trending video has reached the Operations Manager for Taxify Nigeria, Uche Okafor. And what his reaction will be because we believe that it's unethical for Taxify drivers to abandon their passengers to fight or have disputes when their top priority should be the welfare of their passengers. 

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Since the two drivers are both Taxify drivers, we believe that they could have waited to resolve their differences in their company station where there is a higher authority to resolve any conflict.  Moreover, since Taxify is an authorized licenced company, there should be insurance covering this sort of incident because there is always the possibility of its occurrence.

Taxify recently changed its logo and name. The company is now called Bolt.

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Joshua, or KK as friends call him, is a Filmmaker, Writer and Director. A Christian, Joshua is a product of Nigeria’s foremost film school, the National Film Institute, Jos, where he majored in Writing/Directing. Joshua began his writing career at age 18 when an older brother gave him a four page outline of a children novel. Joshua intends to keep writing and directing. His screen name is sometimes Joshua Kalu Ephraim (Writing), and sometimes Joshua KK (directing).

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