Crime

Articulated vehicle driver breaks into VP Osinbajo’s motorcade, faces trial 

191

 

For breaking into Vice-PresIdent Yemi Osinbajo’s motorcade, a 43-year-old truck driver, Abubakar Musa, has been arraigned at a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
Despite warnings and resistance from security men, the driver still drove recklessly and caused a security breach by obstructing the motorcade of the Number Two citizen.

 

The accused drove his truck with registration no. LND 976 XF recklessly on the expressway  and obstructed the convoy of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo.

 

“The defendant, who refused to adhere to the signals, drove the truck into the convoy and divided it in spite of efforts by the security men to clear the road,” the police told the court.

According to Insp. Samuel Mishozumu,  the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 19 at 10. 15 p.m. on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos.
Musa, who resides in Oshodi, is charged with reckless driving and obstruction to which he has pleaded not guilty.
 The offences contravened Sections 19(1) and 45 of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State.
The driver was, however, released on bail.
Ruling, Chief Magistrate O. D. Njoku said: “The defendant is hereby granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties.”
The trial has been adjourned until Feb. 19.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

NDLEA uncovers hard drugs hidden in incense candles, women’s clothing in Lagos

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos have...

NDLEA seizes codeine shipments worth N9.8bn from India

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced on Friday that its...

Updated: Gambaryan case: Court orders arrest of Kuje prison medical doctor

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of Dr....

Court declines Emefiele’s request to travel abroad for medical checkup

A Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday rejected an application...

Blord, crypto mogul, arrested by police for suspected fraud and terrorism ties

Linus Williams, a.k.a. BLord, a prominent cryptocurrency entrepreneur, was taken into custody...

Just in: Buhari’s Power Minister, Mamman, gets reprieve, N10bln bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail to former...

Updated: Ex-Power minister remanded in prison over alleged N33bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded Saleh Mamman, a former...

Counterfeit alcoholic beverages: NAFDAC seals 100 shops, suspects apprehended in Enugu

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut...

Customs busts 10 containers laden with illegal arms, drugs in Port Harcourt

The Nigeria Customs Service has made a significant bust at Onne Port...

12 Ajayi Crowther University students cleared of murder charges

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Monday...

EFCC probes its operatives over alleged assault on female hotel staff in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has established a disciplinary panel...

Breaking: Court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn suit against FG

Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday...

Appeal Court upholds Baba Ijesha’s 5-year sentence for sexual assault

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has upheld the conviction of Nollywood...

EFCC wants Bello’s lawyers indicted for alleged professional misconduct

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has requested that the Federal...

Court orders final forfeiture of $1.4m linked to ex-CBN Gov. Emefiele

A Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Ayokunle Faji,...

Naira abuse: Plea bargain: Cubana Chief Priest pays N10m to FG, case struck out

Following a plea bargain, Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court...

Caught in the act! Nigerian magistrate pilfering frozen bank account of petitioner

Three magistrates and a registrar of the Kano High Court are facing...

Lagos Police Command detains two officers for unauthorized operation resulting in civilian’s death

The Lagos State Police Command has taken two police officers into custody...

Abuja Court rejects Abba Kyari’s latest bail application

Abba Kyari, the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, renewed his request for...

Access Bank staff, two others hack bank’s system, steal N3.5bln, remanded in prison

For allegedly hacking Access Bank’s network and stealing N3.5 billion, a Lagos...