Driver, 35, arraigned for killing 76-yr-old man, 2 others

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SANGO-OTA (OGUN) — A driver, Sokunbi Michael, who allegedly killed a woman, her son and a 76-year-old man with his vehicle, yesterday,  appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

Michael, 35, who resides at No. 21, Oduleye Street in Ota, Ogun State, is facing charges of manslaughter and reckless driving.
The Prosecutor, Rosemary Brown, alleged that the accused drove an articulated vehicle recklessly and killed Oluwabunmi Fatoyinbo (35), her son, Emmanuel Fatoyinbo (7) and Sogunro Femi (76).
“Michael drove a Mercedes Benz 911 with registration No. OG 123 AO9 recklessly and killed three people at Ijako on December 20,” the prosecutor told the court.

She said that the offences contravened the Federal Highway Act.
The Magistrate, Alliu Soneye, in his ruling, granted the accused bail for N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Soneye said that one of the sureties must be civil servant in the employment of Ogun Government and must show evidence of tax clearance payment.

He said the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction, adding that police should also verify their addresses.
The magistrate adjourned the case to March 6.

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