Taxify has released an official statement in response to the kidnap experience and rape situation shared by actress Dorcas Shola Fapson on her Snapchat.The actress took to her snapchat to share the story of how she was almost abducted by a taxify driver who drove her to an uncompleted apartment and tried using force on her but she was able to escape only after she emptied her pepper spray on the driver.
Taxify, on their official Instagram, shared a statement saying Fapson has been contacted in person, and the State Intelligence Bureau and the Nigeria Police Force have been petitioned to take up the matter.
Taxify had this to say about the incident of one of their workers trying to sexually abused a customer:
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 immediatey 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.
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Source: Naija News