Truck crushes sleeping man to death in Apapa


A man named Fatai Mutairu, 36 was arraigned before the Apapa Magistrate Court on Friday by the Police for driving a DAF truck with registration number BRK 395 XA recklessly, rolling over another man and causing injuries that led to the death of another man who was sleeping underneath the truck.

The one-count charge was read by the Registrar in English language but translated to Yoruba language for the accused to understand.

The offence is punishable by Section 19(1) of the Lagos State Road of Traffic Law 2012.

The offence was allegedly committed by Mutairu in the morning hours of November 19, 2016 at Liverpool/Coconut Road by Anyman Canteen, Tin-Can Island Port, Apapa.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge against him.

The Defence Counsel, Oluwaseyi Odufuwa, prayed the Court to grant his client bail on liberal terms because the fatal accident was not intentional.

The Prosecutor, Alexander Esebamen made no objection to the bail application.

The Magistrate, Mr T.O Babalola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to December 12, 2016 for mention.