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  • Updated: March 31, 2023

Ogun Police Arraigns Hit And Run Driver

Ogun Police Arraigns Hit And Run Driver

Nigerian Police force

The Ogun state Police Command has arraigned before a Magistrate Court the driver of a Mack trailer that ran into a dwelling house and killed three occupants of the building.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Command spokesperson revealed in a statement on Friday that the driver, Olatoyosi Abiodun, was arraigned on Friday, March 31, 2023.

AllNews Nigeria gathered that Abiodun ran away from the scene of the accident but was later arrested and charged to court on six counts charges of dangerous driving, causing the death of three persons as well as causing damage to three other vehicles among other charges. 

"The driver, Olatoyosi Abiodun who drove a Mack tanker trailer with registration number Lagos T 1532 LA on March 24, 2023, lost control of the truck.

"It was also gathered that after he fled the accident scene, he was later traced to Ibadan, where he was arrested on March 27, 2023, and subsequently arraigned before the court."

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has warned drivers, especially those driving articulated vehicles to always ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy before putting such vehicles on the road. 

The CP also warned that the drivers of articulated vehicles should always be mindful of other road users while on the wheel in order to avoid unnecessary loss of life on our roads. 

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