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BRT driver who crashed Into train arraigned

The Lagos State Government has arraigned a Bus Rapid Transit BRT driver, Osibanjo Oluwaseun, who crashed into a moving train at Ikeja and allegedly killed six people on March 9, 2023.

He was arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Ikeja High Court, on Tuesday .

Oluwaseun is facing 16 counts bordering on involuntary manslaughter and previous harm preferred against him by the state government.

According to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Babajide Martins, the BRT driver negligently killed the victims by ignoring warning signals and ran into an oncoming train.

The defendant is accused of also negligently inflicting grievous harm on 10 other passengers on the bus.

Oluwaseun pleaded not guilty to the 16 counts and the court adjourned the case till May 26 and June 16 and 28, 2023 for commencement of trial.

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Writing by Julian Osamoto