Driver, 61, arraigned for knocking down 2 policemen

According to the prosecution, the accused drove his vehicle recklessly and killed two policemen -- Cpl. Asafa Kamorudeen,30, and Cpl. Rotimi Ipinse,

Driver, 61, arraigned for knocking down 2 policemen in Ogun

A driver, Omoyele James, who allegedly knocked down two policemen, was on Thursday hauled up before an Ota Magistrates' Court in Ogun.

James, 61, whose address is unknown, is being tried for manslaughter and reckless driving.

According to the prosecution, the accused drove his vehicle recklessly and killed two policemen -- Cpl. Asafa Kamorudeen,30, and Cpl. Rotimi Ipinse,30 .

Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha said James committed the offence on May 15 at about 12.20 p.m. at Oke-Ore Village, Atan near Ota.

The accused drove a pickup with registration no. BDG 838 XP (Lagos) dangerously and killed the policemen, he told the court.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 5, 6 (1), 17 and 18 of the Federal Highway Act, Laws of Federation, 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Abimbola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Abimbola said one of the sureties must own a developed landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.

In addition, she said the sureties should show evidence of one year tax payment and also submit recent passport photographs to the court.

The case was adjourned to Aug. 7 for hearing.

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