COURT REMANDS DRIVER FOR.MANSLAUGHTER

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered the remand of a 32-year-old truck driver, Kayode Oyebamiji, in prison custody for alleged reckless driving and causing the death of another driver.

Chief Magistrate T.O. Shomade did not take the plea of the defendant, but ordered that he be remanded at Kirikiri prison.

He adjourned the case till April 20 for bail application.

Oyebamiji, who lives at 1, Billingsway Road, Oregun, Ikeja, is standing trial for alleged reckless driving and manslaughter.

Prosecutor Raji Akeem told the court that the offence was committed on February 14 on Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja.

He said the defendant drove his truck, registered as FKJ 19XW, in a reckless and dangerous manner and hit a pick-up van at the roadside.

“The driver, Dare Adeniran, who was inside his van when the accident occurred, hit his head on the door and blood gushed out.

“He was taken to hospital, but he died a few weeks later,” Akeem said.

The offence contravenes sections 27, 28 and 29 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.

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