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A Magistrate Court in Lagos on Wednesday received a suit which stated that a passenger lost his life and two others were injured as a tricycle rammed into a faulty truck at Ajah, on December 28, 2018.

The police told Magistrate A.M. Olumide-Fusika that the truck driver, Mr Sesan Koiki, neglected to warn road users that his truck had broken down.

The 29 year old Koiki was arraigned on a two-count charge of driving on the highway without a valid driver’s licence, and failure to display reflective caution signs.

The Inspector who is prosecutingBen Ekundayo alleged that Koiki committed the offences at about 10pm on December 28, at Pump and Sell, Ajah Road, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos.

The court also heard that the defendant Mr. Koiki drove a Mack Truck with registration No. AAA 148 XD on the highway without a valid driver’s licence.

The court heard that Koiki allegedly caused the death of Mr John Aboti and injured two others by failing to place a reflective caution sign or other warning signs on the road after his vehicle broke down.

Ekundayo in his words said: “The driver left the truck which broke down in the middle of the road at night without placing any warning signs on the road to alert other road users.

“The tricycle which the late Aboti boarded and sat in the front, rammed into the truck because the tricyclist did not see the truck in the middle of the road on time.

"Aboti died on the spot while the tricyclist and one other passenger at the back sustained serious injuries.”

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 7, 20 and 42 of the Road Traffic Act, Law of Lagos State, 2012.

Koiki pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Olumide-Fusika granted him N100,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

The case was adjourned till January 11.

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