The police on Thursday, arraigned a 46-year-old man, Stephen Otaido, at a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court, Abuja for alleged reckless driving and causing an accident.
The police charged Otaido, who lives in Efab Estate, Life Camp, Abuja, with three counts of causing motor accident by dangerous driving, driving without due care, attention and driving without valid licence.
The prosecutor alleged that the defendant drove the said vehicle in a manner that was dangerous to other road users by swerving from his lane, causing a collision.
Ejike said the defendant caused N1.9million damage on the vehicle he hit.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 28 of the Road Traffic Act, and sections 21 and 10 (1) of Road Traffic Law.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate Chinyere Nwecheonwu admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000, with one surety in like sum.
Nwecheonwu ordered that the surety must be a civil servant who should provide his or her first appointment letter, last promotion letter, confirmation letter as well as identification card for citing and verification by the court officials.
The magistrate adjourned the matter until June 8, for hearing.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza (NAN)