Lagos BRT Driver to be Charged With Manslaughter Over Train Collision

Eight Killed in Tragic Lagos Train BRT Accident (News Central TV)

The Lagos State Government is set to charge Oluwaseun Osinbajo, driver of the staff bus involved in a collision with a train with manslaughter.

The March 9 collision happened at the PWD railway crossing in Ikeja, the state capital. The bus, which had employees of the state government onboard, was then dragged by the train which eventually came to a stop in the Sogunle area of the state.

The accident led to six deaths and 96 others with varying levels of injuries, before getting hospitalised across government hospitals.

Eight Killed in Tragic Lagos Train BRT Accident (News Central TV)

Osibanjo was immediately detained and handed over to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution by the state.

Your Friends Also Read:  President Buhari to Attend CHOGM 2022 in Kigali

At the end of the investigation, the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice received the report for further statutory actions.

“Upon the receipt and review of the case file by the DPP, a prima facie case of manslaughter, and grievous body harm was disclosed against the driver of the staff bus. Accordingly, he is to be charged with six counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of grievous body harm. Both offences are contrary to Sections 224 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“The Office of the DPP will immediately file charges against the driver. However, his arraignment before the High Court of Lagos State shall be delayed until he is fully fit to stand trial, having sustained serious injuries during the accident,” the statement read.

Your Friends Also Read:  Breaking: Libya Shuts Oil Fields Ahead of National Polls

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.



Leave a Reply

Related Posts