Osun: Court remands herdsman, driver for death of three persons
An Osun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Iragbiji, yesterday, remanded a herdsman, Umoru Baba, and a driver, Babatunde Afeez in a correctional facility for allegedly causing the death of a family of three.
The police had arraigned Baba, a 20-year-old Fulani herdsman and a 24-year-old private driver, Afeez on a seven- count charge bordering on manslaughter.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Akintunde Jacob, informed the court that the herdsman reared cows on a public highway ,which caused an accident that necessitated the death of the family, who were said to be riding on a motorcycle.
Afeez was said to have suddenly rammed into a herd of cows, which were being grazed by Baba before losing control and crushing the family of three, including a father, mother and their kid to death.
He was also slammed with similar charges as the prosecutor further argued that he was the driver in charge of a Toyota Camry with registration number ABJ 288 KR, which he drove on the public highway in a manner which was dangerous to the public and without driver’s licence and caused the death of the three persons.
The two defendants pleaded not guilty to the offences, consequently, the Magistrate, D. O. Ajiboye, remanded them in prison pending their formal bail application.
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