Train, BRT Collision: Driver To Be Charged With Manslaughter

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The Lagos State administration plans to file manslaughter charges against the driver of the BRT bus that collided the train.

When he approached the crossroads at PWD in Ikeja, Oluwaseun Osinbajo, who was steering the train that day, reportedly disregarded signals to halt.

Six people were killed and 96 injured in the catastrophe on March 9; the injured were treated at government hospitals throughout the state.

Subsequently, Osinbajo was arrested and handed over to the police for investigation and possible prosecution by the state government.

Speaking in a statement, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice disclosed that he will be charged with six counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of grievous body harm.

“Upon the receipt and review of the case file by the DPP, a prima facie case of manslaughter, and grievous body harm was disclosed against the driver of the staff bus.

“Accordingly, he is to be charged with six counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of grievous body harm.

“Both offences are contrary to Sections 224 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“The Office of the DPP will immediately file charges against the driver.

“However, his arraignment before the High Court of Lagos State shall be delayed until he is fully fit to stand trial, having sustained serious injuries during the accident”, the statement reads.

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