Dangote truck drivers have been known to be involved in different motor accidents, resulting in several deaths of individuals.
Another Dangote truck driver suffered a brake failure on August 27 and skidded into the BRT lane at the Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, crushing the bus with number plate LSR 228 XS and killing four people.
According to Punch, The Dangote truck driver was arrested by The Lagos State Government and was arraigned before a Lagos State Special Offences Court for allegedly killing a driver and three passengers after crushing a Bus Rapid Transit in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
The deceased persons were the BRT driver, Samuel Akpochi, Adenike Ismail, Sunday Balogun and Augustine Isaac.
69 other people were injured due to the accident. The Dangote truck driver was charged on four counts of involuntary manslaughter, he pleaded not guilty.
According to the state prosecutor, Yakubu Osoala, the offences contravened Section 224 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Yakubu told the court that the Dangote truck driver did not purposely kill four people while dangerously and recklessly driving his truck with the number plate KNC 178 XA.
The charges filled against the Dangote truck driver read in part, “That you, Adebayo on August 27, 2019, around 9.30am, did unlawfully kill one Samuel Akpochi, Adenike Ismail, Sunday Balogun and Augustine Isaac, by driving your truck with the number plate KNC 178 XA dangerously and recklessly, thereby hitting the deceased persons inside the BRT bus with the number plate LSR 228 XS.”
The case was adjourned till November 26, 2019.