The Lagos State Government has announced that it will file charges of manslaughter and grievous body harm against the driver of the staff bus which collided with a train at the PWD railway crossing on March 9th.
The charges are contrary to Sections 224 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
In a statement released on Friday by the Director of Public Affairs in the state’s Ministry of Justice, it was confirmed that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr. Jide Martins, reviewed the case file and established a prima facie case of manslaughter and grievous body harm against the driver of the staff bus.
The tragic incident resulted in six fatalities and about 96 others with various degrees of injuries. The injured victims were hospitalized across many government hospitals in the state.
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“The driver of the staff bus on the fateful day (Mr. Oluwaseun Osibanjo) was apprehended and handed over to the police for investigation and possible prosecution by the state. At the end of the investigation, the case file was forwarded to the DPP for further statutory actions,” the statement read.
It would be recalled that on the morning of March 9th, a LASG staff bus collided with a train at the PWD railway crossing in the Ikeja Local Government Area (LGA).
The speed and impact caused the train to push the bus with its passengers along several meters of the rail until it came to a stop at Sogunle, a suburb of Ikeja, Lagos State.