A bride-to-be, identified as Destiny Yahya, has been killed by a reckless commercial driver in Lagos after she was hit while he reversed his vehicle in a reckless manner.
The 52-year-old driver was identified as Atake Benjamin with vehicle number plate, KTU 823 XW.
The incident was said to have happened on May 24, around 8.30pm on Kunle Akinosho Street, Oshodi, Lagos.
The deceased was said to have sustained injuries on the head and was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Yahya’s fiancé, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said,
“My marriage to Destiny was supposed to take place in September. This is the saddest thing I have ever experienced in my life. How do I start over now”
Benjamin was on Monday arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on two counts bordering on reckless driving and manslaughter.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The offences reportedly contravened sections 167(1) and 20 of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012.
The magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.
She adjourned the case till July 30 and ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.