There were reports recently in the media that Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke launched his own taxi company and that it was to begin operations in the South-Eastern states of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia, and Ebonyi respectively. However, in a new twist of things, the award-winning screen star has been called out by the Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mr Austin Nnaemeka.
Mr Austin who spoke at a press conference to herald the launch of the company in Awka, Anambra State on Friday night, said Jim Iyke was only contracted as a brand ambassador of the company but has been relieved of his job after he started claiming ownership of the company. He said:
“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”.
NAN had reported that Jim Iyke who is the Chief Executive Officer of the company named MR. TAXI, is also planning expansion to the South-South region. He wrote:
“On 5th October, we’re proud to launch a platform that provides chauffeur services for the people of South East, Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi states.
“This is just the beginning. Our goal is to expand the scope of operation to the South South in a matter of a few months after takeoff.”
As of the time of filing this report, the actor is yet to respond to the controversy surrounding his claims.