NIGERIAN EX-PRESIDENT’S SON REMANDED IN YOLA PRISONS

EX-PRESIDENT’S SON REMANDED IN PRISON

Aminu Yar’Adua, 36 years old son of late former President Umaru Yar’Adua was remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court over the killing of four people in an auto-crash in Yola. On 23 June, 2021 he was charged to court for causing death by dangerous driving. The accused is a student of the American University of Nigeria, Yola.

According to NAN, the prosecutor, Inspector Zakka Musa had tendered to the court the police First Information Report (FIR) stating that on 23 June, 2021 Aminu Yar’Adua crushed six persons as a result of over-speeding while driving along Yola bypass. The court heard that four of the victims were killed and the other two were injured in the accident.

The prosecuting officer told the court that the relatives of the dead victims had demanded the sum of N15 million from the defendant as compensation. Although, when the FIR was read to the defendant as prayed by the prosecutor, he denied committing the crime, claiming his innocence at the allegation.

Then the prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter, to enable him duplicate the case file and forward same to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. Jummai Ibrahim, the magistrate granted the request and adjourned the matter to 19th August, 2021, for further mention, also ordered that the ex-president’s son be remanded in prison custody until then.

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