Boat operator in court over death of 4 persons

arrested man with handcuff
Illustrative picture. PHOTO CREDIT: Newslocker

A 45-year-old commercial boat operator, Friday Akpan, was at the weekend dragged before the Ebute-Meta chief magistrate court, Lagos, for allegedly murdering four of his passengers in April 28, 2019.

The prosecutor, Inspector Maria Dauda, told the court that Akpan allegedly committed the offence on April 28, 2019 about 8 p.m at the Dangote jetty, Lekki, Lagos.

Inspector Dauda said that the accused caused the death of Abiodun Awojo, 50; Adewole Adebayo, 38; and two others whose identities were still unknown.

Magistrate Monisola Ayinde, after going through the case file and getting details from the Investigating Police Officer, admitted the defendant to bail on self-recognition.

She also ordered that a manager of the Dangote jetty must sign an undertaking on behalf of the defendant to produce him in court for trial.

Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to as the source.