Sexagenarian-truck driver arraigned for causing pedestrian’s permanent disabilit

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– A sexagenarian truck driver, Andrew Osilonye, who allegedly knocked down a 41-year- man with his two legs almost chopped off, was on Wednesday charged before an Apapa Magistrates’ , .

Osilonye, 64, who lives in Boundary area of Ajegunle, Apapa, a suburb, is being tried for careless driving.

, Cpl. Micheal Unnah, told accused committed offence on July 5, 2011 at about 6.30 p.m. at ENL/PMT exit gate junction at (), Apapa.

Unnah said accused, who was arrested three years after he committed offence, allegedly drove his truck carelessly and hit one Charles Ololo and caused him permanent disability.

According him, Osilonye drove the truck with registration . XY 332-FST “negligently” and without respect for other users and knocked down Okolo leaving him with serious injuries in the legs.

The offence, according the , contravenes the Act of Lagos State, 2012.

The accused entered a plea of `not guilty’.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr M. Owumi, admitted the accused a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He said the sureties should also show an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos as part of the bail conditions.

Further hearing in the case was adjourned to June 6. (NAN)