Ojuelegba Tragedy: Police Arraign Truck Driver For Multiple Manslaughter


A Lagos State Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba yesterday remanded in prison custody, the driver of the truck which its container fell and killed three persons at Ojuelegba on September 2, 2015.

The magistrate, Mrs Folashade Botoku ordered that the driver, Wasiu Adeleke, be remanded in custody after he was arraigned before her by men of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of Lagos State Police Command, Panti-Yaba for multiple manslaughter.

Adeleke was arraigned before the court on an 11-count charge of gross negligence and reckless disregard for human life, reckless and dangerous driving, driving in public highway without valid driver’s license, a valid MOT Test Certificate, road worthiness certificate, vehicle license and unlawful damage.

According to the prosecuting Police officer, Godwin Osuyi, the accused person while driving a truck marked Lagos EPE 46 XK, which was loaded with iron doors, and   cement, killed Abubakar Sule, 52; Umaru Sulaiman, 46; and Kamilu Umaru, 28.

Osuyi also accused Adeleke of unlawful damage of a Toyota Corolla car marked Lagos LSD 532 CN, valued at N2 million, belonging to Sumaila Marksman; and another Nissan Sunny car marked Lagos SHE 750 LND, valued at N600,000 belonging to Mr Joseph Ajayi.

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