Court Sends Driver To Prison For Causing Death Of LASTMA Official

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja, has ordered the remand at a correctional centre of a driver, Elijah Shokoya who is accused of causing the death of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), through reckless driving.

Shokoya who was charged by the Lagos State Government cwith involuntary manslaughter, pleaded not guilty.

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Presiding judge, Justice Oyindamola Ogala, after giving the remand order, adjourned the case till July 14 for trial.

The prosecution led by Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), claimed that the defendant caused the death of Mr Olawale Akinmade at 7.20 p.m. on Jan. 26, on the Ikorodu Expressway by Demurin Junction, Ketu, Lagos.

The DPP said that the defendant knocked down the LASTMA official with his Opel Car with registration number AAA 74 GG.

She said the offences contradicted the provisions of Section 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 and is punishable under Section 229 of the same law.


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