A Ghanaian Uber driver has been arrested after he threatened to ‘deal with’ a potential customer who cancelled a planned trip.
Monica, who is sister to Daily Graphic reporter Mabel Aku Banesseh, received a threatening text message from the driver after she cancelled a trip because he could not find her.
Despite being charged a Ghc 5 fee by Uber for the cancellation, the driver, Abbas, lost his temper and sent a a threatening message to Monica.
“Never think you are going to get it easy for making me drive here and wasted fuel. I’m going to deal with you spiritually. I give you 3 days and you will learn from that.” he wrote in the message.
This led Monica to send the messages to her sister Mabel, who publicised them on social media. The pair also reported the case to the Agboogba police, who picked up Abbas.
According to Mabel, her sister also received a call from the Uber head office in Italy, who apologised for their driver’s conduct.
Many have complained in the past about different sort of unprofessional behaviour from Uber drivers in Ghana, but Abbas’ behaviour seemed to have gone beyond even the most extreme.
What has been your experience with Uber drivers in the country?