The Lagos State Government is set to charge the driver of the staff bus involved in a collision with a train on March 9, 2023, Oluwaseun Osinbajo, with manslaughter.
OYO NEWS reported that the incident left six persons dead and 96 others injured and hospitalised across government hospitals in the state.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by Grace Alo, the Director of Public Affairs in the State Ministry of Justice.
“The driver of the staff bus on the fateful day (Mr. Oluwaseun Osibanjo) was apprehended and handed over to the Police for investigation and possible prosecution by the State. At the end of investigations, the case file was forwarded to the D.P.P. for further statutory actions,” the statement reads.
“Upon the receipt and review of the case file by the D.P.P, a prima facie case of Manslaughter, and Grievous Body Harm was disclosed against the driver of the Staff bus. Accordingly, he is to be charged with six counts of Manslaughter and 10 counts of grievous body harm.
“Both offences are contrary to Sections 224 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The office of the D.P.P. will immediately file charges against the Driver.”