A 41-year-old man, Stephen Ihyom, has appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged reckless driving and causing death.
The defendant is standing trial before magistrate L. K. J. Layeni, on a three-count charge bordering on dangerous driving on a restricted highway and causing death.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Dr Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 1 on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
He alleged that the defendant, who was the driver of a TVS motorcycle, drove the same on a restricted highway in a dangerous manner and without due adherence to traffic rules.
The prosecution alleged that the reckless driving by the defendant consequently caused the death of a 72-year-old man, one Paulinus Ibeh.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Schedule One Section 19 of the Law of Lagos State, 2015.
He said that it also contravened the provisions of Section 20 of the Traffic Law of Lagos State 2015.
The court granted the defendant bail of N1 million with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until December 11 for legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
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