BRT driver docked for reckless driving, manslaughter

A 56- year- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Yusuf Adewale, who allegedly drove a dangerous manner that resulted the death of one man, on appeared a Surulere Magistrates’Court.

The police charged Adewale, who resides No 25, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Otta, Ogun State, iwith two counts of reckless driving and manslaughter.

Adewale, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution counsel, Insp Adewale Sodiq, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 18, along Funsho Williams Avenue by Albati Barracks inwards Ojuelegba, Lagos.

Okoliko, alleged that the defendant recklessly drove a BRT bus with registration number: EKY 569 XY and caused the death of a pedestrian.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 18 and 20 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.

Magistrate O.O. Otitoju admitted the defendant to bail the sum of N500, 000, with two sureties like sum.

She ordered the to send the file to the State of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Otitoju adjourned the untill April 22. (NAN)