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Truck driver, 34, gets N500,000 bail

An Apapa Magistrates Court has released a 56-yr-old truck driver on bail in the sum of N500, 000 for manslaughter.

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An Apapa Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, also granted 31-year-old Dada two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa Abolarinwa, said the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The accused, who resides in Apapa area of Lagos,  had pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of dangerous driving and manslaughter brought against him.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 15 at Ile-Epo area of Old Ojo Road, Lagos.

According to him, the accused drove a truck with registration no. KJA 261 XC recklessly and knocked down the pedestrian.

“A team of traffic management officials rushed to the scene of the accident and took the victim to the hospital where he was confirmed dead, “ he said.

The offences contravened Sections 19 and 20 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The case was adjourned until April 17 for mention.

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