Dangote Driver Arraigned For Killing BRT Official, 3 Passengers

Dangote Driver Arraigned For Killing BRT Official, 3 Passengers

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The Lagos State Government on Friday arraigned a Dangote driver , Serif Adebayo , before a Lagos State Special Offences Court for allegedly killing a driver and three passengers after crushing a Bus Rapid Transit in the Ikorodu area of Lagos .
City Round had reported that the driver of the Dangote Cement-laden truck suffered a brake failure on August 27 and skidded into the BRT lane at the Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, crushing the bus with number plate LSR 228 XS and killing four people .
About 69 others were injured in the crash.
Adebayo was arraigned on four counts of involuntary manslaughter to which he pleaded not guilty .
According to the state prosecutor , Yakubu Osoala, the offences contravened Section 224 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State , 2015 .
Osoala told the court that Adebayo unlawfully killed four people while dangerously and recklessly driving his truck with the number plate KNC 178 XA .
The deceased persons were the BRT driver , Samuel Akpochi, Adenike Ismail, Sunday Balogun and Augustine Isaac.
The charges read in part , “ That you, Adebayo on August 27 , 2019 , around 9 . 30 am , did unlawfully kill one Samuel Akpochi, Adenike Ismail, Sunday Balogun and Augustine Isaac , by driving your truck with the number plate KNC 178 XA dangerously and recklessly , thereby hitting the deceased persons inside the BRT bus with the number plate LSR 228 XS . ”
The presiding judge , Justice Sherifat Solebo, however , adjourned the matter till November 26 , 2019 , for trial .

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