Lucky Friday is 24, but luck deserted him on the day he decided to engage in something evil.

The Ikeja Magistrates’ Court was calm on Monday, as he stood there in the dock responding to questions from counsels handling his trial months after he allegedly stole a Toyota Corolla car valued at 1.4 million Naira.  

Friday, whose address was not provided had stabbed the Uber driver in the stomach and took the car away on March 16 at Ekingbon Estate in Lekki area of Lagos.

The Police Prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the accused allegedly stabbed the complainant, Mr Godfrey Ovie, on the stomach with a dagger and took away the Corolla car with registration no. FST 663 EZ valued at 1.4 million, and belonging to Alexander Abiola,  the complainant.

The prosecutor said the accused was also armed with other dangerous weapons.

“The complainant was attacked while driving the accused and his accomplices who had earlier boarded his car.

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“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, while accomplices fled the scene in an unmarked motorcycle,” Emuerhi said.

The offences contravened Sections 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat remanded the accused in prison and directed that the case file should be sent to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Sule-Amzat adjourned the case until October 22.

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