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Court remands 50-year-old  driver for alleged reckless driving


Court remands 50-year-old  driver for alleged reckless driving

A Mapo Grade ‘A’ Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday ordered that a 50-year-old driver, Mustafa Bashiru be remanded in a correction centre for alleged reckless driving and knocking down a pedestrian.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.O. Latunji, gave the order after he was unable to fulfil the N250,000 with two reliable sureties bail conditions granted him.

Latunji adjourned the suit until April 22 for trial.

Earlier, the police prosecution, Insp  Oluseye Akinola had told the court that Bashiru who pleaded not guilty was charged with causing grievous injury.

Akinola added that the defendant committed the crime on March 24, at about 4.45 p.m., in front of the D-cart building, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.

He said that Bashiru recklessly drove a ‘Lzzan’ bus with reg. no. BDG988YH and hit a 27- year-old woman, Adedolapo Oyewumi which caused her serious bodily injury.

According to Akinola, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 18 of the Road Safety Act of Oyo State.


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