Police arraign man for alleged reckless driving




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Sango-Ota (Ogun) – police on Tuesday arraigned one Rasaq Salawu, 50, in an Ota Magistrates’ , Ogun, for alleged reckless driving.

The accused of no known address is standing trial on a two-count charge of reckless and dangerous driving.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Mustapha Abdulkareem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 24 at about 3 p.m. at Sango-Ota garage, along Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway.

Mustapha said that the accused drove a commercial bus with No.JJJ 361XN carelessly without considering road users.

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The prosecutor said that Mustapha in the process caused a serious to one Sogo Oyebode , now lying critically ill at Baba Tawa Orthopaedic  , Ota.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 17 of Road Traffic Amendment Laws of Ogun State,2006.

The accused, however pleaded not guilty to the offences.
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The Senior Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Abimbola, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till April 21 for hearing. (NAN).