Man, 38, ar­raigned for reck­less driv­ing

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Richard P. Ng­bokai

A 38-year-old man has been ar­raigned be­fore an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court sit­ting in Karmo for al­leged reck­less driv­ing which led to the death of a pas­sen­ger.

The ac­cused, Mbanu Paul of Je­new Es­tate Gal­adima, Gwar­inpa, Abuja, was ar­raigned un­der sec­tions 27 and 28 of the Road Traf­fic Act for reck­less and dan­ger­ous driv­ing with­out due care and at­ten­tion to other road users.

The prose­cu­tor, A. Z. Dal­hatu, told the court that the crime was com­mit­ted on July 4 at about 4:30p.m. when the de­fen­dant drove a Toy­ota Tun­dra with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber GX276GWA reck­lessly and hit a Toy­ota Corolla ve­hi­cle with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber BWR566KM driven by one David Ononyir­weta.

The prose­cu­tor said the re­sult­ing im­pact pushed the Toy­ota Corolla to the other side of the lane thus col­lid­ing with an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle, a Volk­swa­gen Golf.

The prose­cu­tor said the driv­ers of the two ve­hi­cles and their pas­sen­gers sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries and were rushed to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment but that one pas­sen­ger in the Toy­ota Corolla, Ab­dul­lahi Musa, died.

When the charges were read to the ac­cused per­son, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail by the pre­sid­ing judge, Sadiq Abubakar, in the sum of N200,000 with a re­li­able surety within the court’s ju­ris­dic­tion.

The case was ad­journed to Au­gust 16 for hear­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.