A Lagos State Bus Rapid Transit driver, Osibanjo Oluwaseun, who collided with a moving train at Ikeja and allegedly killed six people has been arraigned before an Ikeja High Court.
The defendant, who was arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala, is facing 16 counts bordering on involuntary manslaughter and previous harm.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Babajide Martins, told the court that the BRT driver negligently killed the victims by ignoring warning signals and ran into an on-coming train.
He said the defendant also negligently inflicted grievous harm on 10 other passengers on the bus.
The arraignment follows a tragic incident that occurred on March 9, 2023 when the BRT bus driver reportedly failed to heed warning signals at the railway crossing and drove into the path of the oncoming train, causing the fatal collision. The victims, including a pregnant woman, died on the spot, while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been granted bail in the sum of N10 million with two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned until June 6th, 2023, for trial.