Driver Docked For Manslaughter

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A 28-year-old driver, Rafiu Ibrahim, who allegedly killed an unidentified man was on Tuesday arraigned in Lagos for manslaughter.

The accused is facing a two-count charge of manslaughter and reckless driving before Chief Magistrate E.O. Ogundare of the Apapa Magistrate’s Court.

The prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, said Ibrahim recklessly drove a Mack Trailer with registration XE 659 AGL on Feb. 7 causing the death of the man.

Iberedem added that the accused on the same date, time and place drove his trailer during the incident on the highway without a driver’s licence and regards for other road users.

He said that the offence was punishable under Sections 7(1) and 27(1) of Road Traffic Act (RTA) Cap 124, Vol. 6 Laws of Lagos 2003.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Ogundare granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till May 6 for further hearing.