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Driver docked for causing death of 3 Kwara Poly students, one other


By Kayode Adeoti

A Truck driver, Jubril Ibrahim was yesterday docked by the magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital for allegedly causing death of three students of the Kwara State Polytechnic and a taxi driver.
He was dragged before Magistrate Bio Saliu for the offence of driving without due care and dangerous driving contrary to section 23 of RTL.
The First Information Report (FIR) revealed that Ibrahim, being in charge of a Tipper with registration number, LSR 814 XS was heading to Tanke from Oke Oyi but rammed into an oncoming taxi from the opposite lane.
It further disclosed that the taxi with the registration number BDU 727 XA had earlier lost control thereby colliding with the tipper.
The FIR stated that the collision resulted into accident that eventually claimed the lives of the taxi driver, Mumini Amao and three other passengers who were Kwara Poly students.
The students who lost their lives in the fatal accident were; Yusuf Abiodun, Rashidat Adenike Agbomabini, Eniola Muheez Oladipupo.
The prosecutor, Inspector Abdulkadri Jimoh however urged the court to exercise its discretionary power on the issue of bail.
Counsel to the driver, Wahab Ismail prayed the court to release his client on bail premising his reason on the fact that he remains innocent of the offences before him until proved otherwise by the court.
He said, “from the face of the FIR, it shows that the deceased who drove the taxi lost control of his car and collided with the oncoming truck (Tipper).
The magistrate in his ruling admitted Ibrahim to bail in the sum of N100,000, two sureties in which one of them must be resident within the court jurisdiction.
He further adjourned the matter to 11th April, 2018.

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