An articulated vehicle driver, Aderemi Adebiyi, was on Tuesday brought before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly causing multiple deaths at Oja’ba market in Ibadan. Adebiyi of no address is charged on four-count charge of murder, causing injury to people, causing damage to shop and tricycle.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Sunday Ojeleye, told the court that Adebiyi drove an articulated vehicle with registration number AGL 883 XQ and caused the death of four persons. Ojeleye said Adebiyi, having no regards to other road users, drove in a dangerous manner at that particular time. “Adebiyi caused the death of a woman, Koni Busari, 27, and her twins children Taiwo Busari, 7, Kehinde Busari,7,as well as Monsuru Ajedayo, 37,” he said.

Ojeleye said Adebiyi also caused injury to one Salawu Akin, 54, Monsuru Ayoade, 27, Mojirayo Sule, 28, Dapo Payimo, 28, and a policeman, Sgt.Lawrence Isevbisua F/ NO 387116. “Having no regards to all circumstances of the case, Adebiyi allegedly caused damage to one Nissan Micra car with registration number GGE 234 DR and four tricycles,  He said the registration numbers of the damaged tricycles were: LES 506 QA, EJB 188 AB, TUT 407 AB, JTA 168 WY”.

Ojeleye further declared  Adebiyi  caused damaged to the shop of one Adegboye Oderinlo. The offence was said to have been committed by Adebiyi on Oct.18 at about 8:05am at Oja’ba area of Ibadan. He said the offence contravened Section 3 (1) Cap 142 Vol. V of Road Traffic Act, Law of Oyo State, 2000 and  Section 23, Cap 148 Vol. V and Section 4 (1) of RTA Cap 142, Vol. V, Laws of Oyo State, 2000. The Counsel to the accused,

The Counsel to the accused, Mr Abiodun Ige, implored the court to temper justice with mercy and grant his client  bail with liberal conditions. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Modina Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum. Akanni adjourned the case till Dec.14 for hearing.


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