Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke who earlier reports at having launched his taxi company that will begin operations in the South-Eastern states of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia, and Ebonyi respectively, has been called out by the owner of the platform.
Mr. Austin Nnaemeka, the Chief Operating Officer of the company, 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 was relieved of his job after he started claiming ownership of the company.
“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” he said.
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.”