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Craze Man Truck driver in prison over alleged threat to kill FRSC official

For an attempt on the life of a FRSC official on duty, a truck driver has been remanded in prison by an Ibadan court.

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An Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered  a truck driver, Dayo Akinola, 34, to be remanded in prison over alleged attempt to kill an FRSC  official  while performing his duty.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs  Patricia Adetuyibi,  ordered Akinola to be remanded in Agodi prison inspite of the plea of his counsel,  Mr Eze Okeke,  asking for his bail.

The News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN)  reports that Akinola pleaded not guilty   to some counts in the charge bordering on  assault, abduction, threat to life and  dangerous driving.

His plea was,  however,  not taken by the court on the charge of  attempt to kill  while  armed with a  knife.

Adetuyibi   adjourned the case till Feb.  27 for mention.

NAN  reports that  Akinola, who  is of  unknown address,  was arraigned on a seven – count charge of assault and  attempt to kill while  armed with  a dangerous weapon.

Other counts are conduct likely to cause breach of  the peace, threat to life, dangerous driving and damaging other people’s vehicle.

The  Prosecutor, Sgt. Bola Olokoba,  told the court that  Akinola  with intent to resist lawful arrest assaulted  Idowu .

Olokoba said that Akinola  attempted to kill  Idowu on Dec.   26, 2016 at about 11:30 a.m.  at Iwo road roundabout, Ibadan, while  armed with an  iron rod and cutlass.

He was alleged to have armed himself with a knife, cutlass and iron rod, he also conducted  himself in a manner likely  to cause breach of  the peace by abducting Idowu.

“Idowu was taken from Iwo road to Oje area in Ibadan by Akinola, who  with intent to intimidate, threatened  his  life with knife and  cutlass, “said Olokoba.

She  also alleged  that Akinola,   while driving a Mack Truck with Lagos registration number EKY 248 XY,   drove on a  public highway recklessly in a manner dangerous to the public.

The prosecutor further  alleged  that Akinola  damaged one Volkswagen Vento vehicle with Lagos registration number LND 721 XC.

She said the offences  contravened Sections 86, 249 (d), 320, 356 (1)and 417 (D) and  Sections 18 and 25 (1) of the Road Traffic Act, Cap 148, Vol. V, Laws of Oyo State,  2000.

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