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Motorcyclist docked over alleged reckless driving



A 25-year-old motorcyclist, Issa Idris, who allegedly rode  dangerously and  injured  a lady, on Tuesday appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Idris is facing a three-count charge of causing hurt, reckless driving and resisting arrest,  but he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, ASP. Clement Okoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 21, at  1:54p.m., behind MRS Filling Station on old Lagos Badagry Road, Lagos.

Okoimose alleged that the defendant drove an unregistered Bajaj motorcycle beyond the prescribed speed limit, and injured the complainant, Ms Olaide David.

He said that the defendant also operated on a public highway without rider’s permit and a crash helmet.

The prosecutor added that the defendant attempted to resist police arrest.

Okoimose said that the offences contravened Sections 11, 12 and 17 of Road Traffic Act, Law of Lagos State.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Lazarus Hotepo, admitted the defendant  to bail in the sum of  N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Hotepo ordered that the sureties must be landlords or civil servants on grade level 12.

He adjourned the case until June 11 for mention.