Man charged to court for reckless driving, allegedly killing four people
29-year-old Francis Anthony, a tricycle operator, who reportedly killed four persons as a result of his reckless driving, was on Friday arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
ASP Akpan Nkem, the prosecutor, explained to the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 11, 2020, at about 5:30 pm at Ganyingbo village along Owode-Apa Expressway in Badagry.
Nkem said the defendant was riding an unregistered commercial tricycle on the public highway in a reckless manner.
Furthermore, he said the defendant was riding the unregistered tricycle without a rider’s permit.
According to Nkem, he drove in a dangerous manner having no regard to all circumstances including nature and use of the highway and caused the death of four persons.
However, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, while delivering Judgement granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
Adekomaiya directed that the sureties be within the court’s jurisdiction, and be gainfully employed.
According to NAN reports, the case was adjourned till Jan. 18 for further hearing.