LAGOS BRT BUS /TRAIN ACCIDENT UPDATE

25/03/2023

SHINA J.O

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has revealed that the Driver of the staff bus that collided with a train at PWD railway crossing at Ikeja, Oluwaseun Osibanjo, will be charged with six counts of manslaughter and ten counts of grievous body harm.

According to the director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Babajide Martins on receipt and review of the case file said that a case of manslaughter and grievous body harm were disclosed against the driver of the staff bus.

Both offences are contrary to Sections 224 and 225 of the Criminal laws of Lagos, 2015.

The office of the DPP however said that the arraignment of the driver before the high court of Lagos will be delayed until he is fully fit to stand trial having sustained serious injuries during the accident.

It would be recalled that on the Ninth of march, a Lagos State government staff bus collided with a train at the PWD railway crossing at Ikeja and the train dragged the bus with its passengers along the tracks until it came to a stop at Sogunle, a suburb of Ikeja, Lagos State.

The horrific incident which involved Lagos State government staff heading to work in the staff bus and passengers of the train resulted in 6 fatalities with about 96 others with various degrees of injuries.

The injured victims were hospitalized across many Government Hospitals in the State.

Over Seventy Seven Of The affected Passengers have been treated and Discharged from Across various Health facilities across the state

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