A danfo bus driver in Lagos has been dragged to court for killing a 1-year-old baby as a result of his alleged reckless driving. The driver, Taiye Musa, is facing a 2-count charge of manslaughter and dangerous driving at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
Ingobo Emby, prosecuting inspector, told the court that the 25-year-old driver committed the crime on July 9, 2019 along Lekki-Epe Expressway around Elf bus stop.
He claimed that the reckless driving of the defendant in his commercial vehicle numbered APP 584 XX led to the death of the infant Chimbu Uligwe. Speaking further, Emby stated that mother of the deceased also sustained injuries from the accident which occurred while she was standing at the bus stop with her child in her arms. In his argument, he disclosed that the defendant was driving without a valid driver’s license.
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Bail in the amount of ₦300,000 was granted to the defendant by the Presiding Magistrate K. K. Awoyinka. The bail condition also included provision of two sureties in like sum. According to her, provided sureties must be gainfully employed with proof of tax payment to the government of Lagos State. She further stated that one of them must be working in the civil service.
The case was adjourned till August 23, 2019.
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