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Driver docked for allegedly causing death of 2 persons

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 37-year-old driver, Ibrahim Lawal, at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for alleged reckless driving and causing the death of two persons.

The chief magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, who did not take the plea of the defendant, directed the investigating police officer to send the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice.

Also, Court remands man for allegedly defiling 11-year-old step-daughter.

She adjourned the case until June 3, for mention.

The defendant, whose residential address was not provided, is being tried for reckless driving and causing the death of some persons.

The prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on March 8, at Ogba in Lagos State.

He said that the defendant drove his Volkswagen bus with registration number, AGL-388 XO, in a reckless manner and caused the death of two persons.

He said that the defendant crushed a 35-year-old man, Solomon Olajorin and Miss Feranmi Ogunyemi, a 10-year-old girl to death with his bus.

Ayorinde said that the defendant also caused bodily injuries to Mrs Maria Olajorin, who is still receiving treatment in the hospital.

He said that the victims were going home when the defendant’s moving bus rammed into them.

The prosecutor said that the offences violated Sections 27 and 28 of Lagos State Road Traffic Law, 2012 which stipulates seven years’ imprisonment for causing death by reckless driving.

(NAN)

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