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Uber Driver Allegedly Assaults Passenger, Steals 2 iPhones

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Uber Driver Allegedly Assaults Passenger, Steals 2 iPhones

An Uber driver, Abdulquadri Abdulmumumeen has been arraigned to Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ for conspiracy, stealing and assault.

It was gathered that the 42-year-old man who resides in Salvation Estate in Ajah assaulted his passenger with a broken bottle and stole his iPhone valued at N610, 000, on Monday.

The prosecution counsel, Insp. Wasiu Dada alleged that the defendant committed the offense with some others who are at large on Dec.12 at 8 p. m. in Ikeja.

He submitted that the complainant booked an Uber from Gbagada to Lagos Island.

“The defendant drove to Maryland and informed the complainant that the fuel in the car was exhausted.

“Immediately the defendant stepped out of the car, some men accosted the complainant, injured him with a broken bottle and stole his two iPhones worth N610, 000.

“The complainant suspected the defendant to have orchestrated the attack and informed the police,” the prosecutor said.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.K. Dosunmu, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Dosunmu ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified by the court.

The offense, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 137, 287 and 411 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State 2015, (revised).

If found guilty for Assault and stealing, Abdulquadr will be punished with a three years jail term while conspiracy attracts two years jail term.

The Magistrate adjourned the case until Feb. 12 for trial.

 

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