Luckily for him, a young man on Lagos Island asked Salami to take him to Iponri area of Surulere. Happy that he would soon get home after dropping off the young man at Iponri , Salami was said to have spoken to his wife on the telephone at about 11pm, telling her that he would be home for his dinner before too long.
Cruel fate, however, played a fast one on the urban driver, when the passenger allegedly pulled a gun on him close to Iponri flyover demanding for his phone, money and other valuables.
Salami’s killer then jumped on the waiting motorbike of his accomplice after snatching the late driver’s phones, cash and other items and bolted away.
Describing the incident as unfortunate and one too many, one of Salami’s colleagues, identified simply as Idowu, said the late Salami was among the first set of Taxify drivers in Lagos State.
“We have a group social media platform where we interact daily and monitor our locations. From the manifest of his itinerary, I think he must have picked the passenger a few minutes to 10pm in Lagos Island. We learnt that he was taking the passenger to Iponri when the man suddenly pounced on him and shot him dead in a bid to rob him of his phone and money.
“Salami was among the very first few people to join Taxify as a cab operator and it is unfortunate that his life was snuffed out in cold blood shortly after he spoke to his wife at about 11pm on the telephone. He was married with a child and his death has exposed the hazard of our job, which many people don’t know.
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