On Monday, a 24-year-old man, Lucky Friday faced an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing an Uber driver and robbing him of his Toyota Corolla car valued at N1.4m.
The accused is now facing two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery.
Police Prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Friday committed the offences with others still at large on March 16 at Ekingbon Estate in Lekki area of Lagos. Adding that he allegedly stabbed the complainant, Mr. Godfrey Ovie, on the stomach with a dagger and robbed him of a Toyota Corolla car with registration number FST 663 EZ.
“The complainant was attacked while driving the accused and his accomplices who had earlier boarded his car. Suddenly, the accused brought out a dagger and stabbed the complainant on the stomach and thereafter robbed him of the car. He was arrested by some policemen from Ajah Police Division while trying to escape, but his accomplices fled the scene in an unmarked motorcycle,” Emuerhi said.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat remanded Friday in prison and directed that the case file should be sent to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice and adjourned the case until October 22.