A Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), driver identified as Giwa Nurudeen, was on Monday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for knocking down a 45-year-old man, Mohammed Sule.
The 32-year-old driver, who resides in Iganmu-Orile, is charged with manslaughter and driving without a driver’s license before Senior Magistrate, Adeyemi Amos.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Inedu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 4 at 7.15 p.m. at Oduade Bus Stop on Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
He said that the accused hit Sule, who stays at No. 28, Alafia Street, Amukoko with his BRT bus, which later resulted to the death.
Inedu alleged that Nurudeen drove the bus with registration no. XR 135 AKD recklessly and without respect for other road users.
The prosecutor also told the court that the accused was drove without a valid driver’s licence.
He said that the offences were contrary to the Road Traffic Act, Lagos State, 2003.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate granted the accused N50,000 bail in addition to one surety in like sum.
Amos requested the accused to show an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of the bail conditions.
The magistrate adjourned hearing to May 22.