Man charged with killing a Nigerian World Cup fan

For allegedly causing the death of an 18 – year- old football fan , a 33 – year – old engineer , Sunday Oriowo , on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates ’ Court.
The accused, who resides in Ayobo area of Lagos , is being tried for two counts of reckless driving and manslaughter.
The Prosecutor , Assistant Superintendent of Police Ezekiel Ayorinde , told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 23 on Isefun Road , Ayobo .
He said the accused, who drove a Nissan jeep , had crushed Mr . Emmanuel Nwaka .
He said the victim was knocked down while walking home after watching the ongoing World Cup .
“ The accused drove dangerously and knocked down the victim ; he was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival . ”
The offences violated Section 27 of Road Traffic Law , Laws of Lagos State 2012. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge .
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs . B .O . Osunsanmi , granted the accused bail in the sum of N 500 ,000 with two sureties in like sum .
Osunsanmi said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years ’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of the bail condition .
The magistrate adjourned the case until July 25 .
NAN

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