The Lagos State Government is set to charge the driver of the staff bus involved in a train mishap, Oluwaseun Osinbajo, with manslaughter.
Recall that ADULAWO NEWS on March 9 reports that a collision occurred at the PWD railway crossing in Ikeja, the state capital.
The bus, which had employees of the state government onboard, was dragged by the train which eventually came to a stop in the Sogunle area of the state.
The incident left six persons dead and 96 others injured and hospitalised across government hospitals in the state.
Osibanjo was swiftly captured and given to the police for examination and potential state prosecution.
Following the conclusion of an investigation, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions received the results for future legal action, according to a statement from the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The statement reads, “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.”