CRIME: Teenager arraigned for killing woman
A 19-year-old boy, Ahmed Jimoh, has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing a woman named Grace Ilekure with a commercial tricycle popularly called Keke Napep.
The incident reportedly occurred along Commercial Avenue in Sabo-Yaba area of Lagos. Jimoh was said to have crushed Ilekure, while driving his tricycle “recklessly and dangerously” on the highway.
The deceased was said to have sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital in the area. She however died some days after the incident.
It was learnt that the family of the deceased decided to take up the matter with Jimoh, leading to his arrest for the offence.
He was arraigned on two counts of manslaughter.
The charges read in part, “That you, Ahmed Jimoh, on or about the 26th day of March, 2013 while driving along Commercial Avenue, Sabo-Yaba in the Yaba Magisterial District and being the rider of a tricycle with Registration No AGL847QA rode the same tricycle on the highway recklessly and dangerously, thereby causing the death of one Grace James Ilekure.”
The offences were said to have contravened Sections 19(1) and 20 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.
The defence counsel pleaded that he be granted bail in liberal terms and promised that the defendant would always be in court.
The magistrate, Mrs. M.A Ladipo, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties each in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till November 11 2013.