$15,000 reward offered in connection with the murder of a New York taxi driver


There is now a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who killed a New York yellow cab driver in Queens.

Kutin Gyimah, 52, died early Saturday after a group of passengers tried to rob and assault him. Gyimah fell and hit his head on the pavement during the attack as the would-be robbers fled.

“These murderers must be stopped and we are offering a $15,000 reward…All funeral expenses will be covered by the owners of Big Apple Taxi Fleet Management where Mr. [Gyimah] worked,” said Fernando Mateo, spokesman for the New York State Taxi Drivers Federation, which announced the award Saturday afternoon.

“He’s a poor worker, how can you leave your house and NOT come back, it’s outrageous. We are angry, we are in disbelief, we want justice,” Mateo said, adding that he had spoken to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and “she assured us that the NYPD would find those responsible.”