Man in court for reckless driving, causing death of pedestrian



A 35-year-old man, Abiodun Afolabi, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly causing the death of a pedestrian.

The police charged Afolabi, who resides in Agege in Lagos, with reckless driving, manslaughter and driving without driver’s licence.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Sunkanmi Adejumo, told the court that the defendant drove  a Toyota Camry Saloon car with registration number LND911DG in a careless and inconsiderate manner and caused the death of a 35-year-old man, Mr Audu Isiaka.

Adejumo told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 29 at 8.30 p. m. on the  Oba-Akran Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The victim, he said later died at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital.

He said that the defendant also drove the car without a driver’s licence.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 12, 50 and 52 of the Road Traffic Law and Regulations, 2018.

Afolabi pleaded not guilty to the three counts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrate K.A. Ariyo admitted Afolabi to bail in the sum of N250, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Ariyo ordered that the sureties who must be gainfully employed, must provide evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and their addresses verified.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Nov. 13 for hearing. (NAN)