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Court discharges 43 year-old driver charged with manslaughter


ABUJA – An Abuja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday discharged a 43- year- old driver , Lanre Adeniyi  charged with manslaughter.

He was accused of dangerous driving, which allegedly led to the death of a 26 year-old lady, Victoria Chukwudebelu.

Adeniyi resides at No 10 Uche Steven Street off Aso Road Mararaba Nasarawa state.

The trial Chief Magistrate, Mrs Fati Tafida, struck out the case and discharged the accused following an application by the family of the deceased to withdraw the matter.

Tafida said that the letter of withdrawal of the case by the deceased family indicated that both families had successfully resolved the matter amicably as well as settled all medical bills incurred.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Cpl. Simon Emmanuel, told the court that Adeniyi drove a Mazda 232 car with registration number, FH 829 in a dangerous manner.

“Adeniyi drove recklessly along Obafemi Awolowo Way Jabi, Abuja, on June 3; he lost control and knocked down Victoria along the pedestrian lane.

“As a result, she dead instantly,’’ he said.

The Chief Magistrate granted the application and ordered that the accuse be released and should not be re-arrested again except with the permission of the court. (NAN).

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