Weeping widow of slain cabbie calls for Mayor Adams, NYPD convey assailants to justice

The widow of a slain metropolis taxi driver fought by way of tears Sunday as she referred to as on Mayor Eric Adams and the NYPD to convey to justice the 5 theft suspects who fatally beat her husband in Queens.

“I would like justice for my husband as a result of he doesn’t need to die this manner,” stated a weeping Abigail Barwuah, whose hard-working partner, Kutin Gyimah, 52, was killed chasing down the suspects after they tried to rob him within the Rockaways early Saturday.

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One of many assailants took a swing on the cabbie — sending him flying to the road, the place he cracked his head close to Arverne Playground at Seaside 54th Road, police stated.

Barwuah has 4 younger kids with Gyimah, a former accountant from Ghana. Their two older youngsters, ages 7 and eight, cried on the morning press convention as their mother spoke. Their different kids are 3 and 5 years outdated.

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Barwuah described her late husband as “accountable,” “loving” and “caring” to the press on the gathering, the place she was joined by greater than a dozen family members, mates and fellow cab drivers.

Abigail Gyimah appears solemn in black mourning dress.
Widow Abigail Barwuah spoke to the media Sunday.
Gyimah's yellow taxi parked at the scene of the crime, as an NYPD officer photographs the inside of the vehicle.
Kutin Gyimah died after chasing after 5 passengers who tried to rob him.

“He didn’t relaxation all through the pandemic — he was working,” the inconsolable mother stated. “He was a superb, good man. He was my spine.”

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers is providing a $15,000 reward for data resulting in the seize of the three males and two girls sought in reference to the theft and deadly assault.

Raphael Barwuah, the sufferer’s father-in-law who lives with the household, stated his daughter works as a nurse’s assist at Montefiore Hospital. He stated Gyimah went to work early Sunday, and the household then acquired a cellphone name informing them he’d been killed.

A portrait of Gyimah and his wife in white dressy attire.
Kutin Gyimah and spouse Abigail Barwuah.

The elder Barwuah echoed his daughter’s name for justice, urging Adams and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell to “do what they should do.”

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An accountant in his house nation of Ghana, Gyimah got here to New York practically 20 years in the past and located work driving taxis, stated finest pal Samuel Ayebi.

Ayebi, 50, stated he picked Gyimah up on the airport when he arrived to the US about 18 years in the past and launched him to the taxi enterprise.

“He was very onerous working… It’s a really painful loss,” Ayebi stated.

‘”His spouse is doing so dangerous. I may by no means consider one thing like this might occur — not in our household.”

Extra reporting by David Meyer

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