A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has released a 34-year-old man,
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan- Oni, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two sureties in like sum.
“One of the sureties should be gainfully employed and reside within the court’s jurisdiction with an evidence of tax payment. Alaofin, a resident of No. 18, Fatoke White House Command, Abule Egba, a Lagos suburb, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of dangerous driving and driving without vehicle documents," Oni said.
But the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, told the court that the accused, who drove a truck with registration no. EGE 508 XJ, committed the offence at about 12.35 a.m. on Lagos-Badagry Expressway by Doyin Bus Stop, Sari-Iganmu, Lagos, on August 25, 2016.
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He alleged that the accused damaged beyond repair a Volkswagen LT 28 bus marked LSR 651 XM, property of the complainant, Oliver Ukah “Alaofin was unable to produce the documents of the vehicle he drove.
”The offences contravened Sections 19(1) and 35 of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State 2012.The case was adjourned to October18, 2016 for mention.