54-Year-Old Bus Driver Arraigned For Manslaughter In Lagos

54-Year-Old Bus Driver Arraigned For Manslaughter In Lagos

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on March 7, 2014
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LAGOS – A 54-year old commercial bus driver, Ibeabuchi Friday, has been charged to court by the Police and was arraigned on a  four-count charge bordering on reckless driving, manslaughter and damage.

Friday, who was brought before a Magistrate Court on Thursday, March 6, 2014 has been accused of having caused the death of two people and damaging an SUV.

The defendant allegedly drove recklessly and dangerously on the public high way without regards for other road users

According to the prosecutor, ASP Iranus Nnamonu, the offence took place on February 8, 2014 at about 10 a.m.

He said the incident took place at Iyana-Ipaja axis along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The defendant was said to have caused several damages to a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with number plate FKJ 516 AL belonging to one of the deceased, Alhaji Al-Ameen.

Friday, however pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him and Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.

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