A 48-year-old Bus Rapid Transit, (BRT) driver, Bohan Abiodun, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged reckless driving and causing the death of three pedestrians.
The police charged Abiodun, whose residential address was not given with reckless driving and manslaughter.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, alleged the defendant recklessly drove a BRT bus with registration number: 0102178 and caused the death of three pedestrians.
Ayorinde told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 30 about 3.40 a. m. on the BRT Lane, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Iyana-Ipaja in Lagos.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 51 and 52 of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State, 2018.
Chief Magistrate O.A. Olayinka admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N750, 000 bails with two sureties in like sum.
Olayinka ordered that the sureties who must be gainfully employed, must provide evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and their addresses verified.
She adjourned the case until Nov. 30 for hearing.
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