Connect with us


Female passenger breaks bottle, stabs Lagos Uber driver over N4100 fare



An Uber driver, identified only as Adewale, has accused a passenger, Laura, of stabbing him with a bottle during an argument in the Agungi area of Ajah, Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Adewale conveyed the lady from Ajao Estate to her friend’s house in Ajah on Tuesday.

After they got to the place, the driver demanded payment, but Laura reportedly claimed that she could not transfer money to him because her bank’s mobile application was not working.

Speaking with our correspondent, the 42-year-old driver said the passenger went inside the building to get money from her friends and returned with N2,000.

He stated that he demanded his complete payment of N4,100, but the situation led to an argument, as Laura allegedly used a bottle to stab him for refusing to let her go.

Adewale said, “Around 12pm on Tuesday, this lady, Laura, requested me to carry her from Ajao Estate to Agungi in Ajah. I drove down to her location, picked her up and conveyed her to Ajah.

“When we got there, I dropped her off and asked for my money as the Uber app brought up N4,100 as the transport fare. But she said she could not transfer money to my account because the banking app on her phone was not working.

“She requested to meet her friends inside the building to get the money, but I told her to enter my car so I could convey her to the bank to make a cash withdrawal and pay me, but she refused and told me to wait. She went inside and on returning, gave me N2,000 as against the N4,100.

“She told me to give her my account number so she could send the rest, but I declined as I had faced similar situations in the past. She said since I was the one that did not want to agree, she would delay me there.

“I pleaded with her to give me my money to avoid any delay, but she started laughing. I never knew when she went inside, she returned with a bottle. So, when she said that she was going inside without paying my balance, I held her and she attacked me with the bottle. She broke the bottle and used it to stab me in the hand.”

The Ogun State indigene said neighbours around took him to a chemist for treatment, adding that he reported the case at the Ilasan Police Station.

A security guard in the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was asleep when he heard the driver and the passenger fighting, adding that he intervened for peace to reign.

He said, “The two of them were fighting and I did not know how she did it because the girl injured the man in the hand. The girl was the one using the bottle; she came to see her friend, Blessing, who stays in the house. I had to call Blessing and her friends to come outside to see what happened.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said policemen had been detailed to arrest Laura, adding that the command had commenced investigation into the case.


Copyright PUNCH.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Local14 hours ago

Kaduna to enroll secondary school students into its health insurance scheme: Official

News18 hours ago

Sound Sultan’s brother exposes scammer who hacked late singer’s Instagram account

News14 hours ago

UBTH boss condemns attack on health workers by patients’ relatives

World15 hours ago

How the Associated Press Covered Israeli President Herzog’s Candle-Lighting in Hebron

Local14 hours ago

VAT declines by N11.76 billion as CIT receives boost in Q3: NBS

Politics15 hours ago

Akeredolu calls for funding of private universities through TETFund grants

Entertainment20 hours ago

Man shares his kids heartwarming reaction when he told them he didn’t have money to buy the drink they wanted

Politics14 hours ago

Okowa, IYC call for justice, investigation into death of Dowen College student

News15 hours ago

FCT PDP endorses Saraki’s 2023 Presidential bid

Local10 hours ago

70 million mobile owners in Nigeria have no bank accounts: eTranzact

Entertainment20 hours ago

“I used to dream of living in a big house, but now I’m scared of the one I live in” – BBNaija star, Tacha laments

Health9 hours ago

Want a Lean Body For Good? Eat These 8 Foods Every Day

World12 hours ago

Pakistan drops ban on jihad group that is targeting non-Muslims over Muhammad cartoons, even in the West

Politics13 hours ago

Justice Babalakin laid to rest amid tributes

World9 hours ago

Debate Video: Is Islam More Violent than Christianity? Dr. Javad T. Hashmi vs. Robert Spencer

Sports14 hours ago

West Ham United Returned To Winning Ways With A Spectacular Win Over Table-Topping Chelsea At London Stadium

World10 hours ago

UK soap opera shows ‘the positives of the Islamic faith and the shocking Islamophobia of far right groups’

Entertainment20 hours ago

“I used to dream of living in a big house, but now I’m scared of the one I live in” – BBNaija star, Tacha laments

World9 hours ago

UK: Muslims produce ‘large amount of money,’ offer to buy woman’s daughter

Local12 hours ago

Lawyer petitions IGP to investigate firm, two individuals for forging Supreme Court judgment