Teenage Driver In Court For Knocking Down Blind, Deaf and Dumb Man In Lagos; Faces Sentencing

A 19-year-old teenager identified as Akeem Moshood, has been remanded in prison for allegedly knocking down a 52-year-old blind, deaf, and dumb man after driving recklessly.

He is also accused of driving recklessly and ramming into two shops and damaging goods all valued at N95, 000.

The Prosecutor, Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offences were committed on March 25 at about 4:30 p.m. along Ibadan Street, Ebute Metta. He said that the accused, driver of a commercial bus with Reg. JJJ 119 XB, drove recklessly and knocked down one Seyi, 52, a blind, deaf and dumb man.

Moshood pleaded guilty to a six-count charge bordering on reckless driving, driving without driving licence, insurance and road worthiness.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Section 32 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 and sections 7(1), 14, 17, and 18 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

The Magistrate, Miss B.O. Ope-Agbe, ordered that Moshood should be remanded in police custody till April 1 for facts and sentencing.

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