Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a security guard, Ayomide Ibitayo, in prison for killing a policeman and injuring two pedestrians.
Ibitayo, 29, is facing a four-count charge of manslaughter, causing serious harm, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without a driver’s licence on the highway.
The accused, a security guard attached to one of the commercial banks on Lagos Island, attributed the cause of the accident to brake failure.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 10 at 10:50 p.m., along Eko Bridge.
He said that the accused drove recklessly causing the death of Insp. John Okoh attached to the Port Command, Marina, Elegbeta, Lagos.
Th prosecutor said “The accused also injured one Mr Chinedu Igbo causing his two legs to be amputated and injured one Mr Wasiu Abdul on one of his thighs.
“The accused had no driver’s licence and the vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was not registered.”
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 19 (1), 20 and 25(a) of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.
The Magistrate, Mrs Olumide Fusika, in ruling ordered that the accused be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons.
She then adjourned the hearing of the case till May 9.