The owners of Mr Taxi App, an internet-enabled cab hailing service, have said popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, doesn’t own the company.
At a press conference during the launch of the company in Awka, Anambra State on Friday night, The Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mr Austin Nnaemeka, described the actor as an impostor.
According to Nnaemeka, the Nollywood star was only contracted as a brand ambassador of the company but was relieved of his status after he allegedly started claiming ownership of the company.
He narrated, “Jim Iyke is my friend, and I brought him in as a brand ambassador of the company, just like Rachael Okoli and other celebrities here but he started asking questions that were out of his scope.”He later started looking for a way to sway us into making him a shareholder, and then started parading himself as the owner of the company. He was warned once, and again, making it two times before we relieved him of his job.
“I am using the opportunity of this press conference to state emphatically that Mr Jim Iyke is not the owner of Mr Taxi and has no contribution in the company. That is what I want to tell you today”.
Nnaemeka, who was accompanied by staff members of the company said the company was founded because of the need for swift mobility, which according to him, had been crippled by the ban on commercial motorcyclists in major towns in the South East of Nigeria.