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Tinubu ‘I was slapped by naval officer when I was a cab driver,’ APC leader says

Tinubu also spoke on another incident which involved him being robbed at gunpoint by a drunk passenger.

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has revealed that he was slapped by a naval officer when he was a cab driver in the United States of America.

Tinubu also spoke on another incident which involved him being robbed at gunpoint by a drunk passenger.

He made the disclosure during an interview with TheNews.

“One experience I will not forget was when I over-charged a naval officer who was returning to the country. It was not intentional. Apparently, I didn’t know the direction; there was no GPRS in those days to locate directions,” Tinubu said.

“He gave me the direction to his house in a Virginia suburb. I gave him the price and the man responded with a slap to my face. He said I should know the correct fare to charge to the location he mentioned. He slapped me and gave me the money.

“Another experience was when I took a guy whom I didn’t know was drunk. When I drove to his house, he pointed a gun at me instead of paying the fare. He took my leather jacket and said: ‘Get into your car and get lost.’ He did not pay.

“Another interesting one was when I was taking the third accounting class and equally working as a security guard at a construction site. They were very serious with their kind of security.

“You just had to do that job. There were about six points with six clocks at the site, which the security man must wind every hour and with a dog in hand. So, there was never a chance of trying to catch a nap.

“As I was doing my accounting assignment, I fell asleep. I was dead asleep! The inspector came to the site and found me sleeping, with my head on my books. He simply pulled the register and wrote: ‘I have been here. You were sound asleep. So, see me tomorrow.’ When I woke up, I found that Skiddo (the dog’s name) was gone, and then the register.

“I just went to a corner, cleaned my face and concentrated on my assignment because I knew the job was already gone,” he added.

The APC leader turned 64 on March 29, 2016.


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