Owners of Mr Taxi App, an internet enabled transport scheme, have disowned popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, dismissing his alleged claim of owning the company.
Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mr Austin Nnaemeka, at a press conference to herald the launch of the company in Awka, Anambra State on Friday night, described the controversial actor as an impostor, saying he had no contribution whatsoever in the setting up of the company.
Nnaemeka said contrary to the claimed ownership of the company by the Nollywood star, he (Iyke) was only contracted as a brand ambassador of the company, but was relieved of his job after he started claiming ownership of the company.
“Jim Iyke is my friend, and 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 press conference to state emphatically that Mr Jim Iyke is not the owner of Mr Taxi, and has no contribution in the company, that is what I want to tell you today,” said Nnaemeka, who was accompanied by staff members of the company, including; the legal adviser and chief executive officer.
The launch was graced by celebrities including Jerry Amilo, music sensation, Timaya, TBoss of the Big Brother Nigeria fame, among others.