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Some Women Provide To Sleep With Me After Rides – Abuja Taxi Driver Makes Startling Declare

Some Women Provide To Sleep With Me After Rides – Abuja Taxi Driver Makes Startling Declare

A 34-year-old graduate of engineering from Akaeze, Ebonyi State, Ekeson Egwuonwu, trended on-line just lately after he was reportedly paid N102,000 for a experience. He tells GODFREY GEORGE why he ventured into the taxi enterprise

You went viral on social media after you mentioned you had been paid N102,000 for a single experience by a buyer. Are you able to share the way it occurred?

Sure, it’s true. A passenger provided me N102,000 for a experience. It started when a specific man ordered a experience on one of many e-hailing companies. I used to be to take him and his mom from a lodge in Gwarinpa to Idu each in Abuja, the place he went to examine a home that he purchased. After we had been on the experience, I interacted with them and so they shared a whole lot of issues with me that made them so snug. I additionally gave him some tips about learn how to survive in Abuja since I had been in Abuja myself for over six years; I grew up in Benue State, however I stay in Abuja. After the inspection, I took them again to the lodge.

On our manner again, they even purchased some stuff for me. He promised to name me within the morning the following day to take him to the airport to journey again to London, the place he resides. The subsequent day, I took him to the airport and he thanked me and I felt that was it. He paid the traditional charges for all of the journeys. I used to be shocked when he known as me up once more three weeks later to go decide up his girlfriend from Makurdi to Abuja, the place she would fly again to London, the place she can be primarily based. He requested my account quantity and transferred N102,000 into my account. I used to be shocked. I virtually fainted.

How a lot would you may have charged for the journey on the regular charge?

I’d have charged between N10,000 and N20,000 for the journey. It was only a four-hour journey. So, it regarded like he paid me 5 instances for a similar journey.

Had been you scared, contemplating the safety scenario within the nation?

I used to be not scared one bit. I don’t even know why. It was my first time going for an interstate experience since I began my taxi enterprise. Once I acquired the alert, I felt completely happy. It was by no means suspicious. I by no means suspected foul play. I used to be by no means afraid. I simply had confidence {that a} London-based physician wouldn’t do something to me.

Regardless of your diploma in engineering, why did you resolve to grow to be a taxi driver?

Rising up was by no means straightforward as a result of I grew up in a slum, and attempting to satisfy up with the requirements of life was laborious. In 2016, after I completed my nationwide service in Warri, Delta State, I selected to remain in Abuja with my elder sister to make ends meet. Whereas I used to be there, I utilized for lots of of jobs. I additionally went for a lot of interviews however didn’t get a suggestion. On a kind of instances I went for a job interview, I had a motor accident and virtually acquired killed. I ultimately went for the interview however I nonetheless didn’t get the job. That was the final time I went for any job interview. I needed to resort to taxi-driving simply to get little cash to make extra investments sooner or later. It was not like I didn’t need a good job. However the place is the job?

As I communicate, my CVs are in lots of locations, however it hasn’t labored out. Taxi-driving was my solely choice. It has been two and half years since I began driving a taxi for a residing and it has been fairly a fantastic expertise to date. Driving a taxi has been placing meals on my desk. I employed the automobile I at the moment drive and I make returns to the proprietor. If I had my very own automobile, I’d have gone farther than I’ve gone now.

What are essentially the most embarrassing moments you may have had on the job?

I’ve a whole lot of them. Chief amongst them was after I acquired a name early on Sunday whereas getting ready to go to church from a feminine rider whom I had pushed the earlier evening. She requested me to come back over to her home and have intercourse together with her. She mentioned it explicitly; she didn’t mince phrases. It was so embarrassing for me. Once I known as her to ask her what she was on about, she started to relate tales that didn’t fairly join. I remembered her very nicely as a result of whereas on the journey, she was behaving humorous however I by no means gave her consent. That was not the primary time. I’ve had a whole lot of such messages from girls asking me for intercourse after journeys. Many instances, passengers promised to switch the cash for his or her rides, however didn’t achieve this after alighting. Once I known as them, they blocked my quantity. Typically, a passenger can be pissed off from residence and would simply bark at you for asking a easy query. You’ll haven’t any alternative however to absorb all of the stress. It has been a tough experience.

What’s going to you want to inform different younger Nigerians who really feel that there isn’t any dignity in labour and need to make fast money from unlawful sources by all means?

The reality is that there’s certainly dignity in laborious work. The Holy Bible says in one of many epistles, ‘By any means your fingers discover to do, do it with all of your power’. I’ve by no means taken this job with no consideration. I’ve been doing it diligently as a result of it’s the solely job I’ve for now. I get up as early as 6am and return residence at evening. I’ve by no means had a time after I exchanged phrases with a passenger. On one of many e-hailing apps, I’ve had over 7,000 rides. Many individuals I’ve pushed previously save my quantity and name me on personal circumstances.

What’s going to you say has made you distinctive on the job to date?

Since my mom was a restaurateur, she taught me learn how to relate with prospects. That was the place I learnt learn how to talk with individuals and be an all-around particular person. It has helped me a lot as a taxi driver. When individuals enter my cab, it takes me nothing to adapt to them in order that they grow to be so snug to share something. My interactive talent could make passengers say what they by no means thought they may share with a stranger.

How a lot do you make on a superb day?

If I will pay the person who gave me his automobile for rent N100,000 each month and nonetheless have one thing to feed on, you may see that it’s profitable. One simply wants one’s automobile to succeed.

Supply: The PUNCH

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