Lagos Govt arraigns BRT Driver, Court fixes May 9 for Trial.
Written by News Room on March 22, 2022
The Lagos State Government has arraigned the driver of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT), Andrew Nice Omininikoron, before the State High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS.
He was arraigned on a 4 count bordering on rape, conspiracy and murder of his passenger, Oluwabamise Ayanwola.
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution DPP, Dr Jide Martins, told Justice Sherifat Sonaike, that on November 25, 2021, the defendant allegedly raped a 29-year-old lady, Nneka Maryjane Ozezulu, without her consent.
According to the prosecutor, the offences committed is contrary to and punishable under Sections 411, 223, 260 and 165 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
When all the counts were read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty to the charge against him and no objections from the defence counsel, Mr Isaac Ezeawem, over the remand. Justice Sonaike subsequently adjourned the case to May 9, 10 and 11, 2022 for commencement of trial.