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Ride-hailing App Driver Responds After BBNaija’s Angel Awotarigha Alleges He Tried To Kill Him

BBNaija 2018 housemate Angel Awotarigha, has narrated his near-death experience after he was assaulted on Saturday 15th May over a disagreement with a ride-hailing driver.

Angel Aworitagha Narrates His Near Death Experience With A Cab Driver

The reality TV star shared a video on Instagram showing an angry mob dealing him blows and kicks in the Ajah area of Lagos.

Pedestrians thereafter tried to restore calm while a lady filming from the background screaming “this is not right”.

In another video, Angel Awotarigha alleged that hoodlums hired by the cab driver were out to kill him.

“I’ve just been assaulted by a Bolt driver and his minions. He refused to take me to my location. He took me to a very dangerous place, stopped me. I refused to pay him for doing that. He called his people and they attacked me.

Look at where they bit me (point to his neck). They cut my body, tore my shirt. Practically stripped me n***d. Right now, I’m hiding out in a bathroom so I do not get killed. I have a mop stick for protection.”

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Angel’s friend identified as Diane Ogechi further narrated the incident, saying the driver had stopped them at Ajah bridge to phone a team of thugs who pounced on the reality TV star.

“Angel Awotarigha’s life is in danger. He’s just been mobbed, thanks to a Bolt driver. I’m actually inside a store where we had to put him in. Angel cannot come out because they will literally kill him.

”A Bolt driver called touts he knew on his phone, stopped us at Ajah, under the bridge, to have him mobbed and killed. We’re scared. I’m doing this video just in case anything happens to him. We’re trying to get him out.”

Furthermore, in a fourth video where Angel Awotarigha can be seen undergoing treatment, a pharmacist spoke of his injury: “A cut, bad one. It’s a bite towards the jugular vein. If it was deep, it would have been fatal.”

Meanwhile, the driver who gave his name as Ola has given his own account of what transpired in an Instagram video.

Ola alleged that Angel told him of several stopovers on starting the trip that will amount to having five passengers in his car. This prompted his decision to end the trip. However, his decision had angered the ex-reality tv star who tore his shirt and in self-defence, the brawl ensued.

While some section of social media users is in support of the bolt driver for standing up for himself, others are in support of Angel who they believe was unjustly assaulted by a mob.


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Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

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