The police in Lagos on Wednesday docked a 24-year-old driver, Sadu Kehinde, charged with reckless driving and causing damage, obstruction and death.
The accused, who resides at No. 4B, Tonner Close, Safejo, Alaba, was arraigned before an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court over the death of a chief, his wife and driver.
Cpl. Kehinde Olatunji, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug.3, along the Gbagada-Oworonsoki expressway flyover, near Anthony Village, Lagos.
He alleged that the accused, who was in charge of a Turbo Star truck with registration number LND146XB, drove on the public highway in a dangerous manner.
Olatunji said that the action caused the death of one Chief Diji Akinfe, 81, and his 73-year-old wife, Kike.
``The accused lost control and as a result, the container on the truck fell on a Toyota Avalon saloon car with registration number SQ32AAA, driven by the late chief’s driver , named Abiodun, who also died on the spot.
``He was driving in a dangerous manner by over-loading the truck and exceeding the speed limit,`` the prosecutor said.
Olatunji said that the offences contravened Sections 27, 28, 29 and 40 of the Road Traffic Act, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate O. Adelabu refused the bail application of the accused and ordered the Investigating Police Officer to duplicate and forward the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions, for legal advice.
She ordered that the accused be remanded in Kirikiri prison and adjourned the case to Sept 20. (NAN)