Driver, owner of vehicle that killed Flying Officer Arotile arraigned

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

The Police have arraigned the driver and owner of the vehicle that killed Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, in a crash at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna.

The duo was arraigned before a Kaduna Magistrate Court on four count charges of causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, driving without drivers licence and driving without authorisation of the owner, and one count charged of negligent conduct while causing danger to person and property.

The suspects, Nehmiah Adejo and David Adejo, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, were however granted bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Benjamin, after hearing arguments from counsels of defendants, Nehmiah Adejo, David Adejo, and Prosecutor, DSP Martins Leo, granted a bail of N1 million to Nehemiah and David.

The Magistrate, who adjourned the case to 24 and 25 of August, ordered both defendants to produce two sureties each who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and are engaged in legal businesses and present a Bank Verification Number that corresponds with their information.

The prosecution counsel charged Nehemiah with a four- count charge of causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, driving without drivers licence and driving without authorisation of the owner.

Source: The Nation

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