Man Crushed By Truck After Being Pushed By Tricyclist

Published 5 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
at 04:18 PM, 7/02/2014 (5 years ago)

(5977 | Gistmaniac) (m)

Lagos – A tricyclist, who allegedly caused the death of a retired custom officer, Ibukun Oniremi, was on Thursday charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, 25-year-old Akeem Adeoye is facing a charge of manslaughter.

The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu said the accused committed the offence on Jan. 20 at 10.00 a.m. on Marwa Road, Ijegun, a Lagos suburb.

According to him, the accused hit the deceased’s car with his tricycle in the traffic.

“The deceased came out of his car with his belt to flog the accused.

“The accused in a bid to avoid the lashes pushed the deceased to the fast lane and was crushed by an oncoming truck marked BG 89 KNN.’’

Nwosu noted that the offence contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The tricyclist pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In his remarks, the Magistrate, Mr Tunbosun Abolarinwa, said the accused should be charged with manslaughter and not murder earlier preferred against him since he did not intentionally kill the man.

“The accused did not deliberately kill the man, but was only defending himself.’’

He granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Abolarinwa adjourned the case to March 3 for further hearing. (NAN)

Problem with this article? Please contact us


LATEST COMMENTS

  1. Noah147 on: Soldiers Kill Student For Insulting Their Colleague’s Girlfriend
    Have been denouncing this country for a long time.a country where human life is nothing .... 22 mins ago
  2. kacylee on: VIDEO: Man Slaps Bobrisky After Bashing His Range Rover Car Along Jakande Expressway
    see as the driver beat Bob like small pikin... 33 mins ago
  3. allenspike on: Afe Babalola University Honours APC Leader, Bola Tinubu With Doctorate Degree (Photos)
    Money and power can get u almost anything in 9ja... 46 mins ago
  4. ficull on: VIDEO: Man Slaps Bobrisky After Bashing His Range Rover Car Along Jakande Expressway
    I was hoping to see some hot slaps... oh well.. what do I know. ... 3 hrs ago
  5. Fedchara on: POSTED WITH MOBILE APP
    All of you involved in all this scams, Dangote cement, visa runs, emmigrarion, charms,  customs... 4 hrs ago