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Driver lands in court for killing six persons

Driver lands in court for killing six persons

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
A 22-year-old driver, Muraina Taiwo has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for alleged man-slaughter.

The accused who is a tipper driver committed the offence on November 16, 2019 at steel rolling area, Osogbo.

The accused person was arraigned on a two- count charge bothering on reckless driving and man-slaughter.

The prosecutor, Inspector Jacob Akintunde told the court that the accused recklessly drove a MAN diesel tipper with registration number FST 597 XY without heavy duty permit.

He said the accused person drove recklessly in a manner which led to the death of six people namely Suraju Abdusalam, Olayiwola Shittu, Oyesakin Surulere, AbdulLateef Azeez, Alabi Sayo and Kolawole Precious.

The offence committed contravened sections 18 and 27 of RTA cap 485 laws of Federal Republic  of Nigeria, 2003.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences.

The defence counsel, Mr Taiwo Awokunle prayed the court to grant the accused person bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate,Taofeek Badmus granted the accused person bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties, affidavit of means, and three passport photographs.

The case was adjourned till January 17, 2020 for mention.

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