According to very viable reports, the largest ecommerce company in Nigeria, maybe Africa, has lost a delivery man to the cold hands of death.
The news which was broken by Blessing Olomu (Head of News of Cool FM, Nigeria Info FM and Wazobia FM, Port Harcourt ) via her Twitter account, revealed that the delivery man was last seen on Saturday, and was murdered after he left his station to deliver items believed to be 2 iPhones and a motorbike.
The saddest thing one can ever imagine is to die on the job. The Neighbours noticed suspicious movement and notified SARS operatives. The operatives immediately began investigation and then later recovered the body from a septic tank at Ada George compound in Port Harcourt.
Three suspects – one woman and two other men – have been arrested by the operatives in connection with the murder of the JUMIA delivery man. The name of the man still as at this time, remains unknown.
Now, I don’t really know what this depicts or says but does it connotes that delivery men are not safe anymore?
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Jumia, is an online shopping website for electronics and fashion. It launched in Lagos, in June 2012 and was followed by Jumia Market (formerly Kaymu), a community based online marketplaces in September of that same year. Jumia Travel (formerly Jovago), an online hotel booking platform was launched in Nigeria in June 2013, just before Jumia House (formerly Lamudi), Jumia Car (formerly Carmudi) and Jumia Food (formerly Hellofood).
The last two services, Jumia Jobs and Jumia Deals were launched in April 2015. As of 2017, there are 126 websites in activity across 23 African countries.
As of 2016, Jumia had 126 operations across 23 African countries, thus covering 90% of African GDP and 3 million customers. With 3 000 employees across Africa and a network of 500,000 sellers it works with Jumia is the leading actor of online commerce in Africa. – WIKIPEDIA