Truck Driver Faces Trial For Crushing Pregnant Woman To Death

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Cyriacus Izuekwe

A 40-year truck driver, Muyideen Oladosu, has been arrested and charged before Magistrate’s Court, Ejigbo for causing the death of Dorcas Amoo who was eight months pregnant before the incident happened.

The incident happened six months after she wedded her husband at Ijegun road, Ikotun, Lagos State, western Nigeria where Dorcas resided with her husband, David Amoo.

P.M.NEWS learned from her husband that the deceased, who was returning from work boarded a tricycle to their house. But on the way the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and crushed the tricycle which resulted in her death.

Doctors confirmed her dead and the baby lifeless when she was rushed to the hospital.

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Oladosu is now facing a murder charge under the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State. When he was arraigned on Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folami granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The court also ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send it to DPP for advice.

Oladosu was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri while the matter was adjourned till 25 March, 2015.