Danfo Driver Faces Manslaughter Charge For Killing Unknown Woman

A 46-year-old commercial bus driver, Rowland Okwuidegbe, who was alleged to have driven recklessly on a highway and killed a passersby, has been arrested and charged to court.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant T. O. Tubi, told an Igbosere Magistrate’s court that Rowland committed the alleged offence on April 4, at 9:30 p.m., at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

He said Rowland was the driver in charge of Volkswagen bus with registration Number FKJ 837 XM, who drove dangerously on a highway and without concern for road users. “The defendant’s dangerous driving caused the death of a woman whose name is yet to be known,” he added.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Rowland, whose address was not given, was however, granted N500, 000 bail with two sureties. The Magistrate, Mrs O.M. Ajayi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till April 20 for mention.

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