Looks like all around the world Uber drivers are engaged in some sort of felony related misconduct or the other.
Nigeria has had her fair share of allegations and claims on that excesses of Smart cabs in the country and for a limited time it looked as though it was only in Lagos, Nigeria that such ugly news could be heard, turns out that in the overseas there are cases implicating Uber Drivers that will embarrass the hustling mans struggle .
Frederick Amfo is a 30 year old illegal immigrant from Ghana who has was arrested and accused of forcing his passenger to the back seat of his car and raped her . According to police reports , hours after he was released on bail , he was supposed to tender his passport , he however did not , but instead he fled back to his native country Ghana .
The victim of this sad story, 25 year old Emily Murry who insisted that she be identified by the press, expressed that she was sad and very angry at the turn of events .
Murray claims on April 8 she was trying to get home when Amfo allegedly locked the doors to his vehicle and sexually assaulted her in the backseat.
“Within minutes, I was in a situation I couldn’t control and I was assaulted,” she said.
Police said DNA collected from a rape kit and Amfo’s car led to his arrest days later.
Amfo was charged with sexual assault. On Friday, a Quincy District Court set bail at $10,000 and he was given a stay away order.
Court records show that Amfo was also given 24 hours to surrender his passport if he made bail. But he made bail later that afternoon without surrendering his passport.
Three days later, Murray was told that Amfo had fled to Ghana.
“If I went to Ghana and I committed a crime, I wouldn’t expect to be able to hop on plane and say sorry about that, here’s some money,” she said Tuesday. “I would expect to answer for it. Accountability. And there had been just zero.”
She told the Boston Herald that Amfo is a coward.
“He proclaims his innocence and then just leaves?” she said. “I feel hurt. … People get blamed for not coming forward and then get victimized more when they do.”
She said she doesn’t believe she will ever get justice.
“But I hope this shines a light and it won’t happen in the future,” she said, “because of me coming forward and me releasing my name and putting a face behind this whole situation.”
As for me I’m worried of this trend with Uber drivers world wide taking advantage of people . Uber and other smart Cab operators should increase the security checks on its operators and also enhance monitoring features on its partners vehicles to reduce the tendency of crime.