A 31-year-old driver, Hameed Muritala, who allegedly killed an Ibadan based radio broadcaster, Femi Oluwajobi, has been arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The accused while driving recklessly, killed Oluwajobi in front of the radio station where he works, Fresh FM Radio few minutes before midnight on December 31st, 2017.
Fresh FM, a radio station owned by gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele is located on along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The accused is standing trial on a two-count charge of driving in a dangerous manner and causing death.
Prosecutor, Inspector Adewale Amos, told the court that Muritala on December 31, 2017, at about 11:30 p.m drove on the Lagos-Ibadan Bye-pass and killed the broadcaster in front of his office.
“Muritala drove a Honda Element Jeep marked FST 04 ES in a dangerous manner and allegedly caused the death of Femi Oluwajobi, an Ibadan based broadcaster.
“He drove without due precaution and having regards to all the circumstances of other road users,” the prosecutor said adding that the offence contravened the Federal Highway Cap 135, Vol.III Laws of Federation 2000 and 2004,” Amos told the court.
Muritala pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to him in court.
Counsel to the accused, Bolarinwa Lawal, urged the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms.
Chief Magistrate, Jejelola Ogunbona, granted the accused bail of N100 million with two sureties in like sum.
Mrs Ogunbona said that the sureties must be gainfully employed with proof and subsequently adjourned the case until February 20 for hearing.
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