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April 23, 2024

Driver docked over alleged manslaughter

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By Moronke Boboye

A 45- year-old man, Bayo Oluyomi, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court charged with manslaughter.

Oluyomi, a driver who resides at 48, Dipo Akindele Street, Otta, Ogun, is facing a one-count charge of manslaughter.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Rapheal Donny told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 6, along Oshodi Expressway, Lagos.

Donny said that the defendant drove in a reckless manner and knocked down a pedestrian, Miss Tolulope Ogunkorede who died on the spot.

He said that the offence contravened Section 52 of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State, 2018.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Odubayo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Odubayo adjourned the case until April 26 for mention. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Azubuike Okeh/Ejike Obeta

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