Police arraign truck driver who caused death of 3 persons in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, March 31, 2023

Police arraign truck driver who caused death of 3 persons in Ogun

By Adeola Pascal

The Ogun State Police Command on Friday arraigned, the driver of a Mack Trailer that rammed into a dwelling house and killed three occupants of the building at Enugada area of Lafenwa in Abeokuta North local government area of the State, before a  Magistrate Court, sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta.

The Ogun State Police Command image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta, said the driver, Olatoyosi Abiodun, who ran away from the scene of the accident but later arrested by the police, was charged to court on six count charges of dangerous driving, causing the death of three persons, as well as causing damage to three other vehicles among other charges. 

Abiodun who drove a Mack tanker trailer with registration number, Lagos T 1532 LA on the 24th of March 2023, lost control of the truck and rammed into a dwelling house after crushing three other vehicles and subsequently caused the death of three occupants of the house. 

The driver escaped from the scene and ran away, but was later traced to Ibadan, where he was arrested on the 27th of March 2023, and subsequently arraigned before the court on six count charges. 

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has warned drivers especially those driving articulated vehicles, to always ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy before putting such vehicles on the road. 

The CP also warned that the drivers of articulated vehicles should always be mindful of other road users, while on the wheel in order to avoid unnecessary loss of life on our roads. 

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