OMG! Yet another brutal killing of a Nigerian cab driver in New York.
Livery cab driver Orji Ama Uro was fatally stabbed in the eye with an umbrella after dropping off a man and woman in Brooklyn. The point of the umbrella pierced his brain.
A gypsy cab driver killed by a passenger who savagely stabbed him in the eye with an umbrella in Brooklyn was a dedicated father of five who worked to help his family find a better life, a relative said Friday.
Orji-Ama Uro, 54, had just let a man and a woman out of the livery cab on Thomas S. Boyland St. in Brownsville when the pair began to argue with the driver about 5 p.m. Thursday, police sources said.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, then jabbed the umbrella through Uroâ€™s right eye â€” piercing his brain â€” before the cabbie hit the gas and crashed into a couple of parked cars outside a Lott Ave. home, sources said.
â€œThe scene was gruesome,â€ said Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers. â€œHis face was just exploded with blood.â€
As the suspect sprinted away from the scene, the woman â€” who was carrying a white bag â€” calmly walked away. The murder weapon was not found.
Investigators were still trying Friday to determine the motive behind the brutal attack.
Detectives initially suspected Uro had been robbed, but he still had a wad of cash in his pocket and a cell phone, sources said. His wallet was found in the glove compartment.