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

In the Agungi neighbourhood of Ajah, Lagos State, an Uber driver, identified only as Adewale, has accused a passenger, Laura, of stabbing him with a bottle after an argument.On Tuesday, Adewale drove the lady from Ajao Estate to her friend’s residence in Ajah, according to Metro.

On Tuesday, Adewale drove the lady from Ajao Estate to her friend’s residence in Ajah, according to PUNCH Metro.

The driver requested payment when they arrived, but Laura reportedly claimed that she couldn’t transfer money to him because her bank’s mobile app was down.

The 42-year-old driver told our correspondent that the passenger went inside the premises to obtain money from her pals 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.”

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