Scammed by a taxi driver
I penned this letter with disgust over the robbing and scampish attitude of some Taxi operators who ply their trade outside the Demico House.
On Wednesday May 23, 2012 around 13:45 hrs a female relative of mine from Berbice and attending University in Georgetown caught a taxi outside that location, requesting to be taken to Scotia Bank on Robb Street (the taxi was taken because of time factor) to transact some business in relation to her tuition fee for University.
Upon reaching her destination she paid the driver with a $ 1,000 note and requested her change from the driver. The driver became aggressive towards her, jumped out of the car and raised his voice attracting onlookers. In fact, he gave the impression that the young lady concerned him and even mention to one gentleman that the young lady was his child mother (a total lie since my relative has no children).
He further told my relative if is $500 you want I will give you it and was even approaching her to hug her up.
My relative realizing that time was going and the bank was about to close left to conduct her business, after completing she paid a visit to the Brickdam Police Station and made a complaint thinking that a policeman would have accompanied her to the park so she could identified this robber since she could not remember the vehicle number. However the police told her they cannot do anything for her. My relative came home with tears and a headache having just been robbed by a taxi driver.
I am very concerned about the safety of our young women in the face of these vultures that operate outside the Demico House and it leaves me to wonder why sometimes some of these taxi drivers have bad encounters, but there is a saying what goes around comes around.
I want to say to this robbing and presumptuous taxi driver when you rob a child of God you will lose more than what you rob that person look out my brother.
People must feel comfortable and safe to travel in our country when they take a taxi and so I am urging my Guyanese brothers and sisters use taxi that are from recogonised taxi services and be mindful of the vultures that are outside of Demico House under the pretext of offering a services but into lowlife robbery.