Ibadan Auto Crash: Truck Driver arraigns over death of 4 pple including a mother, twin children


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The driver of the truck that crushed four people including a mother and her twin children to death at Oja’ba market in Ibadan last week identified as Aderemi Adebiyi, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Oyo State Chief Magistrates Court.
The driver was arraigned on a four-count charge of murder, causing injury to people, causing damage to shop and tricycle.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Sunday Ojeleye, the driver of the truck marked AGL 883 XQ “caused the death of a woman, Koni Busari, 27, and her twins children Taiwo Busari, 7, Kehinde Busari,7,as well as Monsuru Ajedayo, 37”.
The Police prosecutor added that the driver also caused injury to one Salawu Akin, 54, Monsuru Ayoade, 27, Mojirayo Sule, 28, Dapo Payimo, 28, and a policeman, Sgt.Lawrence Isevbisua F/ NO 387116.
He also told the court that the driver during the accident  caused damage to one Nissan Micra car with registration number GGE 234 DR and four tricycles, popularly called “ Keke Marwa” marked LES 506 QA, EJB 188 AB, TUT 407 AB, JTA 168 WY” as well as  caused damage to the shop of one Adegboye Oderinlo.
Sergent Ojeleye declared that the offence contravened Section 3 (1) Cap 142 Vol. V of Road Traffic Act, Law of Oyo State, 2000, section 23, Cap 148 Vol. V and Section 4 (1) of RTA Cap 142, Vol. V, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
Counsel to the driver, Barrister Abiodun Ige, pleaded with the court to grant the driver bail in the most liberal term.
Chief Magistrate, Mrs Modina Akanni then granted the driver bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till Dec.14 this year for hearing.


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