Owners of Mr Taxi App, an internet enabled transport scheme, have disowned a popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, dismissing his claim of ownership of the company, according to a report by ThisDay.
In a press statement, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Austin Nnaemeka disowned the actor in a news conference to mark the inauguration of the company in Awka, Anambra State on Friday night.
He said, “Jim Iyke is my friend. 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 conference to state emphatically that Iyke is not the owner of Mr. Taxi. He has no contribution in the company. That is what I want to tell you today.”