NEW YORK — There was a rally in Queens on Sunday after who, in keeping with police, refused to pay their fare and tried to rob him.
That driver is being remembered as a loving husband and father simply making an attempt to assist his household, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported.
“I do not know what to do proper now. I’ve misplaced. I’ve misplaced,” Abigail Barwuah mentioned.
The widow ofcouldn’t maintain again her tears whereas speaking about her beloved husband, who was killed in Far Rockaway.
“He was a great, good man. He was my spine. I am misplaced proper now. My youngsters’s hero,” Barwuah mentioned.
The yellow cab driver, who was described as a hardworking household man, leaves behind 4 youngsters, ages 3 to eight.
The Ghanian group is coming collectively to consolation Gyimah’s spouse and household. Gyimah was a religious Christian.
“She’s so younger to face this with 4 youngsters. So dangerous,” mentioned Hanna Mensah, one other household pal.
Police mentioned his 5 passengers tried to rob him when he dropped them off at Seashore 54th Road and Arverne Boulevard on Saturday at round 6:30 a.m.
Investigators mentioned Gyimah took off after them and witnesses noticed the passengers — three males and two females — assault him.
Police mentioned he fell to the bottom and hit his head.
“That is terrible. That is simply terrible,” mentioned Katherine Wooden, of Co-Op Metropolis.
“Why do it’s a must to assault somebody for no cause? How a lot actually is that cash? You took anyone’s life. Come on,” mentioned Joe Tompo, a household pal.
On Sunday morning, the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers stood together with his spouse and kids and provided a $15,000 reward for info resulting in an arrest.
“We all know the ache and struggling is simply beginning for this household, and we’re asking for justice,” the federation’s Fernando Mateo mentioned. “I am pissed off. I am indignant and I am indignant as a result of this might’ve all been averted. We have to go searching and say what metropolis are we dwelling in?”
Spyros Drakos, of Huge Apple Taxi Fleet Administration, mentioned Gyimah labored tirelessly, particularly by way of the pandemic.
“This gentleman drove his cab. He by no means stopped taking passengers. This, to me, is a hero like a primary responder,” Drakos mentioned.
“A loving, loving and caring gentleman. Arduous-working, takes care of the household. Yeah, we have actually misplaced a devoted father,” added Rev. Dr. Samuel Arhin of Ghana United Methodist Church.
Huge Apple Taxi Fleet can be protecting all funeral bills.