Nwagu Nsude, a commercial driver, was on Friday, May 4, 2018, tried before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly driving recklessly and causing the death of a seven-month-old baby.
Narrating the incident, Raji Akeem, the Prosecutor, told the court that the accused drove in a reckless way, thereby hitting a tricycle with five passengers on board.
“The accused hit the tricycle from behind and immediately it somersaulted, a seven months old baby died immediately.
“The other four passengers and the driver were seriously injured.
“The accused was about to escape when passers-by apprehended him as the police met them at the scene.
The accused, 59, a resident of 101, Anuoluwapo Street, Ajasa Command was tried for reckless driving, manslaughter, and damages.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 27, 29, and 45 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.
Jadesola Adeyemi-Ajayi, the chief magistrate, ordered the suspect to be remanded in Kirikiri prison.
Adeyemi, then, adjourned the case until May 23 for advice from the Director of public prosecutions.
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