Naval Officer slaps Bola Tinubu


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.


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