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Police arraign 40-yr-old driver for manslaughter

By The Citizen
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The police on Thursday arraigned a driver, Adewale Adesanya, 40, before  an Ota Magistrates' Court in Ogun on a two-count charge of manslaughter and reckless driving.

The police prosecutor, Cpl. Rosemary Brown,  told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 27 at 2.30 p.m. near  Excel Primary School  on  Ilogbo-Oju-Ore road, Sango Ota.

The prosecutor said the accused drove his Mitsubishi gallant car with Lagos registration number  SMK 916 BL recklessly and killed a 47-year-old Sunday Balogun.

Brown said the other victim, Mr Ibrahim Otefila, was still receiving treatment at  an undisclosed hospital in the state.

She said the offences contravened sections 17 and 18 of the Road Traffic Act 29 Vol. 21 of the revised laws of Ogun State, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mr Adenariwo Soneye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Soneye said one of the sureties must be gainfully employed in the services of Ogun.

The other surety, according to the magistrate,  should be a landed property owner.

Both sureties, Soneye said,  should reside within the jurisdiction of the court and the addresses must be verified by the police.

The case was adjourned to Dec. 12 for mention.