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Jumia Releases Official Statement on the Reported Death of its Delivery Agent

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Following the death of a delivery agent of e-commerce platform Jumia, the company has released an official statement condemning any form of assault against its delivery agents and appreciating the public for its support.

Three suspects were arrested by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Rivers Police Command at No. 4 Adaede Street by Location, Off Ada George Rd Port Harcourt, where the septic tank which the deceased’s body was recovered from is located.

The statement signed by Juliet Anammah, CEO Jumia Nigeria read:

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the ongoing police investigation on the disappearance of a delivery associate of one of our partners which has been possibly linked to the recovery of a deceased body by police investigators.

The associate was employed by our third-party logistics partner in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Jumia Nigeria’s regional management is working full time with the partner, the local police and the family of the associate to investigate the case.

While the full facts are yet to be known, the delivery associate was reported to have been last seen on Saturday during his delivery runs. We thus await the results of police investigation on the matter.

While we continue to hope for the best possible outcome, we ask that the general public joins us in upholding the family and the logistics partner with prayers and support during this sensitive and difficult time.

Delivery associates and logistic partners are an integral part of our ecommerce business. They are a hardworking force of dedicated men and women who go through rain, sun and tough terrain to deliver to our customers’ expectations. We condemn and stand against all forms of verbal or physical assault against them and regard security on the job of the utmost importance.

We acknowledge and appreciate the public support that has been shown to the family, our partner and Jumia. We ask that continued support and prayers be offered on behalf of the associate’s family during the ongoing investigation, even as we also respect their privacy at this time.

 

12 Comments

  1. Spirit

    March 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Unfortunate; the innocent man was just working hard for his daily bread.

  2. Sexy O

    March 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Its so sad the know the extent people can go because of money. May they never go unpunished..

  3. Smackdown

    March 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    There should be a zero tolerance policy for murders. Kill someone and be killed. End of story

  4. funmilola

    March 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    how greedy can human being be?
    just because of an iPhone, you kill your fellow man, iPhone oo!
    what is the world turning into?
    ojukokoro!

    • Duffy

      March 29, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      dont think is coz of an iphone because such items re not available for cash on delivery option so u ought to pay b4 delivery, and if by mistake it comes in as cash on delivery due to system ish, it will be canceled by any customer care agent.

  5. Anonymous

    March 29, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Doesn’t this “delivery guy have a name”? Can we please show respect to human beings instead of using tags for people. People have value!

    • onyi

      March 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      HE IS 3RD PARTY EMPLOYEE. EARNS PEANUTS WITH NO INSURANCE COVER. THE COMPANY WILL JUST WALK AWAY BY DASHING THE POOR WIDOW SOME SMALL CHANGE. NO LABOUR UNION CARES ABOUT EMPLOYEES BENEFITS.

  6. tunmi

    March 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hmm… Nothing about additional security

  7. Mrs Oluwole

    March 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I am always afraid of having a delivery man in my house not knowing that they are even more open to danger. May the soul of this man rest in peace, amen.

  8. survivor

    March 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    That bastard has been killing people since, he be interrogated very well..

  9. onyi

    March 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I THINK YOUR COMPANY SHOULD DO AWAY WITH THE PAY-AT-DELIVERY POINT OPTION FOR SHOPPERS, THEY CAN PAY THRU TRANSFERS AND OTHERS OPTIONS BEFORE DELIVERY. BECAUSE DISPATCHERS WILL ALWAYS IN GREAT DANGER RECEIVING PAYMENT FROM CUSTOMERS AT DELIVERY POINT IN THIS PRESENT ECONOMY SITUATION AND MEN’S WICKEDNESS.

  10. toto

    April 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Oyinbo man do iphone black man dey kill themselves because of iphone. Please give that guy with tatoo a death via Lion tearing him apart. #myjudgement.

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