A 22-year-old taxi driver is currently in police custody after he attacked his passenger during an argument over payment.
The incident occurred at around 23:30hrs on Sunday.
Police said a 22-year-old labourer hired the taxi driver for a “special trip” to Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The driver and passenger reportedly agreed on $15,000 as the fare for the trip.
However, on conclusion of the trip, there was a misunderstanding between the driver and passenger regarding the payment.
Police said this caused the taxi driver to become annoyed. As such, he lashed the passenger to his elbow with a steel rod.
The passenger suffered a fractured hand and had to seek medical attention.
The suspect remains in custody as investigations continue.