A 32-year-old motorcyclist, Afolabi Olaniyi, has been arraigned at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged manslaughter.
Olaniyi allegedly drove dangerously on the public highway and caused the death of a 19-year-old boy, Oluwafemi Samson, within the magisterial district on December 28.
The prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, told the court that the accused, who rode a red Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration number (Ogun) JGB 349 VX, committed the offence at 02.30 pm in front of Captain Cook Eatery, Fajuyi area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, on that date.
He alleged that the motorcyclist drove negligently and dangerously in a manner that is dangerous to the public causing the death of a 19-year-old boy.
The prosecutor averred that the offences contravene Section 18(5) and 7(1) of the Road Traffic Laws (RTL), Law of Federation.
Chief Magistrate Aderopo Adegboye, who gave the ruling on Friday, granted the accused bail for N200,000 with two sureties.
He ordered that both sureties must be employed and that each of them must pay N100,000.
Olaniyi, whose address was not provided at the court, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of driving dangerously to cause manslaughter and driving without a licence.
The case was adjourned till February 14 for mention.