Police drag truck driver to court for obstructing Osinbajo’s convoy

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A Lagos-based truck driver, Abubakar Musa, was on Friday dragged before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja for obstructing the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The police charged the 43-year-old with reckless driving and obstruction on public road.

But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Police prosecutor, Insp. Samuel Mishozumu told the court how Musa drove his truck with registration number LND 976 XF in a reckless manner on the public highway and obstructed Osinbajo’s convoy.

The prosecutor said that the incident occurred on Jan. 19 at about 10. 15 p.m. on the Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Oshodi, Lagos.

He alleged that the accused failed to adhere to signals, drove the truck into the convoy, and divided it into two.

Mishozumu told the court that Musa’s action contravened the provisions of sections 19(1) and 45 of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State.

Chief Magistrate O. D. Njoku admitted the defendant to bail in the N50,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must be gainfully employed.

He adjourned the case until Feb. 19 for trial.

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The Herald recalls that a chieftain of pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Abagun Kole Omololu was on Friday, January 17 said to have obstructed Osinbajo’s convoy in Ikoyi, also in Lagos.

Omololu, who said he was nearly slapped, added that he was arrested and taken to the Onikan Police Station but later released.

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