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Driver Docked For Knocking Down Pedestrian, Causing Death


By Moronke Boboye

Ikeja, – A 61-year-old man, was on Wednesday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly knocking down a pedestrian and causing his death.

The defendant, Shaibu Bakare, a driver, who resides at 7, Ogukoya St., Iwaya Yaba , Lagos is charged with reckless driving, causing the death of a pedestrian and driving without a driving licence

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Raji Akeem told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 18 at Oshodi ,Lagos.

Akeem said that the driver drove in a dangerous and reckless manners and knocked down a pedestrian, Mr Kenneth Innocent.

The prosecutor said that the victim died on the spot as a result of the various degrees of injuries sustained on his head and other parts.

The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions sections 1 ,51 and 52 of the Transport Sector Reform Laws, 2018.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. B. O Osunsanmi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2million with two sureties in likesum.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until Nov. 7 for mention.(NAN)

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