Two men arrested in death of NYC cabbie Kutin Gyimah: cops

Two men were arrested overnight in connection with the brutal beating death of Queens taxi driver Kutin Gymiah over the weekend, which was caught on video, according to sources.

Fernando Mateo, a spokesperson for the New York City Federation of Taxi Drivers, told The Post early Thursday that two male suspects surrendered to the police at the 101st Precinct in Queens late on Wednesday night.

Police sources confirmed the arrests.

No additional information on the detained individuals, such as their names or ages, was immediately available.

Earlier, the NYPD identified one person wanted for the Gymiah killing as 20-year-old Austin Amos, who they said was among five taxi passengers who allegedly attacked Gymiah after trying to rob him at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Rockaways.

Amos was said to be wearing clothing that matched that of the person seen in the surveillance video released by the police landing the final blow on the cabbie.

It’s unclear at this time if Amos was among the duo that turned themselves in to the police overnight.

Except for Amos, police previously said they were looking for another man in his 20s and three teenage girls between ages 13-16.

According to the police, Gyimah, 52, a married father of four from The Bronx, let his five passengers out near Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard early Saturday, but instead of paying their fare, they tried to rob him.

Gyimah had chased the group down the street and caught up with them, at which point the suspects turned on the driver and proceeded to kick and punch him, as seen in the horrifying video.

A horrifying video captured the fatal beating of Queens taxi driver Kutin Gyimah, 52, in Queens, on Saturday. Now, two suspects are under arrest.
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Austin Amos
Police previously identified one of the wanted suspects as 20-year-old Austin Amos.
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The footage shows the young men and women pummeling Gyimah, who falls to the ground. As four of the five people begin to walk away, one of the men walks towards Gyimah and delivers a devastating blow.

Gyimah attempts to put his hands up the shield himself from the attacker, but is instead knocked to the sidewalk where he hits his head and stops moving.

The victim was taken to St. John’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Gyimah leaves behind his wife, Abigail, and their four young children.
Gyimah leaves behind his wife, Abigail, and their four young children.
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Gyimah leaves behind his wife, Abigail Barwuah , and their children, ages 3, 5, 7 and 8.

“I lost my soul mate, my backbone, my life when Kutin was taken away,” the widow stated. “Now justice will be served.”

Abigail and members of the taxi drivers’ union were scheduled to hold a press conference later on Thursday in The Bronx to thank the people who donated more than $100,000 to the grieving family through a GoFundMe campaign.

“We are hopeful DA Melinda Katz does the right thing for this family and the people of NYC,” Mateo, the union spokesperson, said in a prepared statement. “There must be a clear message sent to criminals, a ZERO tolerance to low level crimes that escalate to bigger crimes like the murder of a husband & father of 4.”