Court docks man over alleged manslaughter


A 68-year-old man, Adebayo Olaegbe, was on Friday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged dangerous driving and causing the death of a 27-year-old girl.

Olaegbe, whose address was not stated, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on manslaughter, dangerous driving and driving without a valid licence.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Abbas Abayomi, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences on Dec. 4, at 7:45 a.m. on the Lekki/Epe Expressway, Lagos.

He said that the accused drove a Toyota Camry car marked AAA 481 EJ in a dangerous manner and caused the death of one Amaka Onyema.

Abayomi said the accused used the vehicle to injure two other persons who were standing at a bus stop with the deceased.
He said that the two persons, one Desmond Denis, 21, and one Tunde Quadri, 22, sustained injuries.

According to the prosecutor, the accused drove the vehicle with an expired driver’s licence.

He said the offences contravened Sections 7 (1), 19, and 20 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Komolafe, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed, show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government, and have their addresses verified.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Jan. 23, for mention.

NAN



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