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A 32-year-old truck driver, Musa Ali, was on Thursday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly driving recklessly and causing accident in Apapa.

Ali is facing a two-count charge of reckless driving and causing an accident.

The prosecutor, Inspector Edet Ekpo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on December 5, 2018 at about 8:15am along Liverpool Road, Apapa.

“The defendant, being the driver of a Mack truck with registration number AAA 203 XR, drove the truck on the public highway in a dangerous and reckless manner to other road users,” Ekpo said.

The prosecutor also said that the defendant drove same vehicle on the public highway and caused an accident.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections Law No 4 section 16 and 24 Vol 45 Lagos State Traffic Law 2012.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate Nurudeen Layeni granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety.

He adjourned the case till January 16, 2019 for mention.