Ridesharing company, Bolt, has been fined a whopping N100 million for damages, by Nigerian singer, Orezi after he almost lost his life in a fatal accident.
The singer narrated that he hailed one of the company vehicles on December 6 to Lagos airport because he needed to fly to Delta State for a show but unfortunately, it ended in a car crash on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Orezi posted a video of himself on a neck brace on Instagram days after the incident and captioned “I saw my life flash right in front of me.”
In a recent statement, his lawyers Abimbola Fakeye Chambers wrote:
“The unnecessary hardship, loss of income, medical bills spent and more importantly, death scare arising from this incident has necessitated this letter and we have been instructed to employ every legal means to recover adequate and due recompense”.
“Our client, therefore, demands the sum of 100 million Naira as damages for death scare, medical bills, downtime and lost income occasioned by the reckless and negligent acts of the bolt driver”.
“You have 7 working days from the receipt of this letter to pay the stated sum of N100, 000,000.00 (One Hundred Million Naira) to our client, failing which we will institute the necessary court action to recover the sum.”
Bolt has been given an ultimatum of seven days to pay the sum otherwise will be sued.