I’m afraid of that place – Man shares funny message he received from e-hailing driver

A Ghanaian man got people laughing on microblogging platform, Twitter when he shared a snapshot of the message he received from an e-hailing driver.

The young guy known as @andyynunoo had apparently booked a ride on Yanga, a transport company, but when a driver who was available saw the location, he declined.

He told the awaiting passenger via the messaging app that he cannot drive to that particular address because he is scared of the neighbourhood.

The scared driver then suggested in the message that Andy should order another ride on the platform, and the response left him in utter amazement.

“Sorry pls kindly order another one am afraid of that place pls,” the Yanga driver wrote in the message.

Sharing the screenshot on his Twitter page, @andyynunoo wrote: “This driver tear me o 😂💔”

See the post below:

Meanwhile, in March 2023, a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police to pay the sum of 5 Million Naira as compensation to Adedotun Clement, a cab driver who was publicly attacked by officials of the Lagos State and the police during the EndSARS anniversary two years ago.

During the first anniversary of the EndSARS protest on 20th October, 2021, Clement was carrying a passenger from the Island to the Mainland part of Lagos, when he encountered the protest at the Lekki Toll Gate which was disrupted by the State Neighborhood Safety Agency and the Nigeria Police Force .

Following the pandemonium that ensued after policemen and officers of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency fired tear-gas canisters to disperse the protesters and arrested many protesters, Mr Clement temporarily abandoned his car like other motorists and ran for his life.

However, when he returned to pick his car, he was accosted, dragged, tortured and manhandled by the officers who refused to heed his entreaties that he was a Uber driver and only wanted to retrieve his car. The assault was captured on video and reported by media houses.

Lagos-based human rights lawyer and activist, Inibehe Effiong, took up the case and sued the Lagos State Government, the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency, Attorney General of Lagos and the Nigeria Police.

The Court condemned the torture of Mr Clement by officials of the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police Force.

Delivering judgment on Tuesday, March 14 in the fundamental rights case with Suit Number: FHC/CS/1862/2021, the presiding judge, Hon. Justice A. L. Allagoa, found that the treatment meted on the applicant amounted to a violation of his right to dignity and awarded the sum of N5 million as damages.

The applicant’s counsel, Mr Effiong, in his reaction to the judgment, expressed appreciation to the court for upholding the rights of his client.