Court remands driver for killing immigration officer in Osun

A magistrate’s court sitting in Oshogbo, Osun State, has ordered the remand of a 32-year-old commercial driver, Jemilu Lawal in Correctional Center for allegedly killing an immigration officer, Ojo Peter.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Jacob Akintunde, docked Lawal before the court on eight counts of dangerous driving, which resulted in the death of unnamed immigration officer.

Some of the charges preferred against him include damage to properties, driving without driver’s license, and expired documents.

“The defendant who resided in Sabo Angua, Katsina State on February, 22nd 2021 at about 9:30 am at Salam Salam Islamic Center, along Ife/Ibadan Expressway, Gbongan, Osun State while driving a commercial bus with registration number, KTN 448 XQ drove dangerously and killed one Ojo Peter an Immigration officer who was attached to Oyo Command.

“He damaged the one Toyota Previa bus of one Olawuyi Kayode. The defendant also drove without driver licence, expired roadworthiness, vehicle licence, and other documents.”

Akintunde noted that the offence committed contravened section 18 of Cap 146 Vol.II Laws of Osun of Nigeria 2002 and section 18, RTA Cap 548 laws of Nigeria. 2002.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

The defence counsel, Mr. Remidus Nwgu, made an oral bail application for his client on the most liberal term.

The presiding magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, ordered the defendant remand and adjourned the matter till March 3, 2021, for ruling on bail.

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