Truck driver in court for traffic offences in Apapa

Apapa Magistrates’ Court. PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPS & PORTS archive.

A 32-year-old truck driver, Musibau Olamileko, was on Thursday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly committing traffic offences in Amukoko, Apapa.

Olamileko is facing a two-count charge of dangerous driving and causing accident.

The prosecutor, Inspector Edet Ekpo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on February 16, 2019 at about 12:30pm along Cementary Road by Oja Bus Stop, Amukoko, Apapa.

“The defendant being the driver of one Mack Truck with registration number LSD 847 DN drove same on the public highway in a manner which was dangerous and caused bodily wound to one Moshoru Bamidele of No. 11, Sanni Street, Amukoko, having regard to all the circumstance of the case and the use of the public highway at that time,” Ekpo said.

The prosecutor also said that the defendant drove the same vehicle on the public highway and caused damage to one Boxer motorcyle, property of one Moshoru Bamidele.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 28 and 29 (1) of Road Traffic Act, Cap 124 Vol.6 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate Nurudeen Layeni granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties, according to the Magistrate, must furnish the court with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He ordered the sureties to pay N10,000 each into the Chief Registrar’s account and adjourned the case till March 25, 2019 for mention.