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Twitter User Accuses Uber Driver of Trying to Kidnap Her



A shocked Twitter user, Amarachi (@maraflux7) has accused an Uber driver of trying to kidnap her and her colleague while on a trip from Lekki to Egbeda in Lagos.

She said that the driver had told her that he needs to be directed on how to leave Lekki to Lagos mainland. She added that she directed him and later slept off, knowing fully well that her colleague does not sleep in a vehicle.

Amarachi added that she got up to find out that the driver was leading them to Ibadan, and that she saw a sign that said “Goodbye from Ogun”.

See the story she shared with her friend, Worship junkie (@BonneTheFirst), who in turn posted in on twitter.

Amarachi also shared the route the taxi service sent to her after the trip:

Some of her responses:




    January 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    This girl needs malaria care. UBER is an application developed in the United States that doesn’t know African Map accurately. Everything about UBER map and fare are estimated. You have to be on alert to correct the drivers when they are taking wrong routes. It has happened to me severally. So where does the rape allegation apply in your story? Good for UBER, when they came, they made a similar story to attract riders.

    • Choc!

      January 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Wrong route you say?
      She was heading to Egbeda and found herself at the end of Ogun State… Why didnt the driver ask or better still wake them up to ask for directions after driving for over an hour?
      Please! Please!! Please!!!

    • Bey

      January 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      What is dis one saying ???

    • Xoxo

      January 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      You are the one in need of malaria care. Someone is sharing the experience she had with an uber driver and you’re spewing what I don’t know. Where in the write up did you see anything about rape? If he had no bad intentions he would have awoken them to ask for directions. Egbeda and Ogun state how do they correlate?? Let’s be wise and learn from other peoples experiences. Because it hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Most people are looking for money and they are devising various means to get money. Shine ya eye. May God protect us from evil.

    • Derin87

      January 12, 2017 at 12:16 am

      What the hell are you on about? They have been Uber incidents both in the U.K and the US. Remember reading a story where an Uber driver drove the passenger to his house and tried to force himself on her. Let’s all just be careful. Uber is safe in the sense that if anything goes wrong (God forbid) there’s a face to the culprit, but other than that

    • Seriously

      January 12, 2017 at 3:29 am

      You missed the point and dismissed her real experience for no reason. Uber drivers are crazy everywhere including here in the U.S. I’m very careful when I’m in big cities like NYC and LA. One thing I do is take a pic of his plate send it to at least two people and engage in conversation. . Please, don’t sleep or be drunk all by yourself. Have someone else with you if that’s the case. I can’t imagine how dangerous and crazy it will be in Nigeria.

    • heh

      January 12, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Uber uses google maps and maps FYI. Africa is not in the dark ages, and Lagos is actually very well mapped out in the app, hence the existence of Uber in Lagos in the first place. And they are doing a piss-poor job at screening their drivers, some who can’t even read properly. It is odd that the driver would not know that he was driving towards Ibadan, unless he didn’t know how to read signs on the road and the app itself.

    • jummanji

      January 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

      You must be a UBER driver.

  2. bellabelle

    January 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Na wa o. Please point out where in her story, she said she was raped. In your rush to comment, you’ve just shown your stupidity.
    She is putting out the story so we all can be careful. You can take the advice or leave it.

  3. Ellie

    January 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I visited Lagos recently and I used uber cab all through. It was a very good ride. I can’t conclude but this could happen to anyone. Uber cab or other commercial vehicle. Let’s be careful.

  4. teekay

    January 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    i have an uber driver who almost stole my phone.i forgot it in the car and i kept calling the number for two days it was number busy until he finally switched off the phone. i reported and someone i know helped me out after a week i got the phone. so be very careful when you enter and be conscious.

  5. Sevenade

    January 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    If it were other countries, the man would be in detention by now. He clearly had evil intentions.

  6. Luvnaija

    January 11, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    There’s another uber kidnap story on FIN. I believe her story! The lady in fin was with her three kids on new yr

  7. Fifi

    January 11, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Uber in obodo oyibo cant guarantee the mindset of their drivers(too many crazy uber drivers in America n London last year) it is Nigeria that would now have reliable drivers, I highly doubt they do through checks on the drivers and cars, so I believe this lady’s experience,God knows if he joined uber to be kidnapping people, God save us

  8. Deb

    January 11, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I have experienced two crazy uber drivers before, so this story is not impossible. It even looks like the owner to the resort set them up but the uber guy nor get mind

  9. vora

    January 12, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Bella keep swallowing my comments.i didnt say anytin bad o.welldone.

  10. Bimbo

    January 12, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Obviously after the reluctance you showed when describing the route out of lekki he would have been hesitant to wake you up to ask for directions. I’m sure he was just lost. The fact that your friend does not sleep in vehicles does not mean she can Never ever sleep in a vehicle so that’s not really proof he was trying to kidnap you.

    • tunmi

      January 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      That is quite plausible

  11. Mikkie Briggs

    January 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Well to be honest I think she and her friend were both careless. Uber isn’t a perfect system but it works very well in Lagos and all over the world. You dont book an uber after 10pm and decided to fall asleep when the driver indicated his poor knowledge on getting you to ur destination. Google maps doesn’t always give the best route to ur destination, i honestly doubt that the driver was trying to kidnap her. She was just being overly dramatic saying he took her to Ibadan. They barely even got close to redeem. I guess he probably missed his turn or was only trying to make her fare higher. Next time she shld pay much more attention to where the driver is taking her to. Its not wise to just fall asleep in a vehicle and assume you will get to ur destination with no hiccup. Uber is a good thing for lagos but will never be perfect.

  12. tboy

    January 30, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I am not going to defend the driver but I once used the google map and even with my knowledge of the Lagos roads the map kept taking me round in circles and the bad thing about the map is that once you miss a turn it might take you to the next state to turn back. Imagine facing Anthony and trying to get to the other side of the road (obanikoro) and the map directed me to go and turn at ikorodu, leaving anthony, Maryland, and even ojota out so you see the map acts funny many times, one just has to be alert at all times and when taking the Uber taxi be on the look out not all their drivers have full knowledge of the Lagos roads, their just trying to make a living and survive.

  13. tboy

    January 30, 2017 at 9:00 am

    The map sent to her clearly shows the trip started from lekki so how did the driver restart the trip along the way, besides she might have made the request during a surge hence the high amount she initially found, and in addition she might have been on a promo so she had some discount. It might just be paranoia and stupidity on the part of the driver

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