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Woman who damaged Lagos magistrate’s car released on bail

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Osijo Yetunde, the woman, who allegedly drove her car recklessly and damaged a magistrate’s vehicle in Lagos on Monday, has been released on bail. The Chief Magistrate’ s Court 4, Ogba in Ikeja presided over by Mr. A. Elias, under whose jurisdiction the accident occurred, gave the ruling on Tuesday.

Osijo, a mother of three, was admitted to a bail of N100, 000. She had pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of dangerous driving causing damage and attempt to pervert the course of justice by escaping from the scene of a crime. The offences contravened Section 18 and 19 (1) of the Road Traffic Law of Lagos State, 2012 as well as Section 97 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Osijo reportedly hit the Toyota Corolla car of Ogudu Magistrate, Mrs. Sule Amzat, driven by her driver on Monday at Alapere-Ogudu towards the Third Mainland Bridge and drove off.

In a related development, a 36-year-old man has being arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing a Nissan Tida car valued at N3,500,000, property of ThisDay Newspaper Ltd.

The suspect, who pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of felony and stealing, was accused of committing the act sometime in September 2009 at No. 5, Ojora Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Magistrate Y. O. Aje-Afunwa admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum. He was ordered to be remanded in prison by the court pending perfection of his bail condition. The case was adjourned to April 22, 2016.



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