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YOLA — A Magistrate’s Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola.

Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June 2021.

Police prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa in the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court said the accused had while driving along Yola’s bye-pass on 23 June 2021, crushed six people as a result of overspeeding.

According to FIR “Those that died in the accident were identified as; Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar(2) and Jummai Abubakar (30), while, Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu(27) sustained injuries.”

The court heard that four of the victims were killed and the other two were injured in the accident, with the victims, who hailed from Sabon Pegi ward in Yola town of Yola South Local Government Area.

The prosecuting officer told the court that the relatives of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar, and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15 million from the defendant as compensation.

But, the accused denied committing the offence, describing the allegation as untrue. when the FIR was read to the defendant.

The prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter, to enable him to duplicate the case file and forward to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

The presiding judge, Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim granted the prosecution’s request and adjourned the matter to 19th August 2021, for further mention, and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody until then.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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