Former governor of Lagos and current National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has recounted how he was once slapped by a Naval officer.
Speaking during the occasion of his 67th birthday celebration on 29 March, Tinubu said, “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. So, 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.
According to him “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”, he recounted.