Mechanic arraigned for reckless driving, manslaughter in Kaduna

Court remands mechanic for trespass, theft

Court remands mechanic for trespass, theft

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A 43-year-old mechanic, Bala Sani, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged reckless driving and manslaughter.

The police charged Sani, who resides in the Rigasa area of Kaduna, is charged reckless driving, manslaughter and driving without a licence.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on January 10 at about 6 p.m. on the Tudun Wada road, Kaduna.

He said that the defendant drove a Toyota bus in a dangerous and reckless manner and hit two bystanders.

Leo said one of the women later died while being transported to the hospital.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 6(1) and 17 of the Federal Highway Act, Cap.135, revised Laws of Federation, 2006.

The

defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until February 21 for a hearing.

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