Truck driver, owner arraigned in court over alleged murder

The Lagos State Government has arraigned a truck driver, Dominic Amaechi, and the truck owner, Cyprian Arinze, before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for allegedly causing the death of two persons.

Tribune Online learnt that Amaechi, on August 21, 2020, around 8 pm while driving a containerised Mack truck, with number plate LSD 365 XR, caused the death of two residents, Eno Joseph and Titilayo Alayonimi. He was also said to have broken the leg of another victim, Alani Oladipupo.

The incident happened at Odi-Olowu bus stop on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

The suspects were arraigned on seven counts bordering on dangerous and reckless driving, involuntary manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, wilful damage, among others, before Justice Oyindamola Ogala.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor told the court that the offences were contrary to “sections 224, 245 and 350 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015, and sections 18 and 51 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.”

Following the plea of the defendants, Justice Ogala adjourned the matter till September 30 for trial.

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