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Man Terribly Crushed By Truck After Being Pushed By Tricyclist

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A tricyclist, who allegedly caused the death of a retired custom officer, Ibukun Oniremi, was on Thursday charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
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The accused, 25-year-old Akeem Adeoye is facing a charge of manslaughter.
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The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu said the accused committed the offence on Jan. 20 at 10.00 a.m. on Marwa Road, Ijegun, a Lagos suburb.
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According to him, the accused hit the deceased’s car with his tricycle in the traffic.
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“The deceased came out of his car with his belt to flog the accused.
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“The accused in a bid to avoid the lashes pushed the deceased to the fast lane and was crushed by an oncoming truck marked BG 89 KNN.’’
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Nwosu noted that the offence contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
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The tricyclist pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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In his remarks, the Magistrate, Mr Tunbosun Abolarinwa, said the accused should be charged with manslaughter and not murder earlier preferred against him since he did not intentionally kill the man.
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“The accused did not deliberately kill the man, but was only defending himself.’’
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He granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
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Abolarinwa adjourned the case to March 3 for further hearing.