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An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday remanded the driver of a Lagos State Staff bus, Oluwaseun Osibanjo, for allegedly running into a moving train, causing grievous harm and involuntary manslaughter to the passengers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Oyindamola Ogala ordered that Osibanjo be remanded at the appropriate custodial centre, pending the filing and hearing of his bail application.
Ogala adjourned the case until May 26 for the commencement of trial.
Osibanjo was arraigned on a 16-count charge bordering on involuntary manslaughter and grievous harm.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecution, led by the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Babajide Martins, had prayed the court for a trial date as well as for the defendant to be remanded in a correctional facility.
Martins told the court that the defendant committed the offences on March 9 at about 7:00am at the Shogunle Level Crossing, Ikeja.
He submitted that the defendant ignored warning signals and ran into an oncoming train and negligently killed one Oreoluwa Aina, as well as Tolulope Emmanuel, Olayinka Rokosu, Ganiyat Salaudeen, Lasisi Isah and Victoria Dada.
The prosecution also alleged that the defendant inflicted grievous harm on Bolanle Ogunbunmi, Ayomide Shobowale, Sarah Adeleye, Abiola Olarewaju, Esther Ekundayo, Samuel Fagbola and Ismail Bakare.
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