The Ogun State police command yesterday [Jan. 10] arraigned a 52-year-old woman, Mrs. Kehinde Olubanke, before an Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court sitting in Isabo, for allegedly crushing a 28-year-old youth corps member to death.
Olubanke was said to have committed the crime by driving and speeding dangerously in her Nissan Almera car, thereby causing the untimely death of the youth corps member identified as Egbe Ogbu, who was serving in the state.
Ogbu was said to be among those that would be rounding off their compulsory National Youth Corps Service next month.
Police Prosecuting Officer told the magistrate that the accused committed the offence on Tuesday, January 8, while driving within the Ogun State secretariat complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Emmanuel further charged that Olubanke, who drove the car with a learner’s permit, was not accompanied by a licensed driver as required by law.
The accused, Olubanke, who was not represented by any counsel, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Magistrate Martins Akinyemi.
She claimed that the late corps member, Ogbu was gripped by the fun he was enjoying in the use of his blackberry phone while crossing the road. She further said that late Ogbu had completely forgotten himself that he strayed off the footpath and suddenly landed in front of her moving car, thereby causing his death.
“Ogbu was busy pinging on the road; I did not know when he got in front of my car. I have been driving for over eight months now and I have been very careful”.
Delivering his ruling, Magistrate Akinyemi, who granted the accused bail, further held that the case was that of manslaughter as there was no motive behind it.
The magistrate, who described the incident as “a very sad thing”, particularly for the family of the late Ogbu, thereafter, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He also adjourned the matter till March 7, 2013 for further hearing.
It’s really a sad news. The lady should be let go because, our youths of todays know no other thing than blackberry pinging. It could be the pinger’s fault. All the same, God knows best
this is a terrible situation above all the magistrate order is there nothing to be done for d family of the deceased haaa let us fear God in all our doings
what a lost, just a month to go. well, God knows the truth, felt sorry for the deceased family.
It’s a pity the ugly incident happened to the young man,it is only God that can console the family in this case.As for my own view,i don’t think there is any need for the woman to go and claim her right because i believe she has children too.let her not run away from her responsibility,she has to bury the young man and compensate the family,even though there is no amount of compensation that will equate his life.Except if she will tell me she is not a mother and a God fearing. woman.
to all kind of phone users, u are therefore adviced to take home a lesson from that incedent.
1. if u are driving, do not make or try to answer calls.
2. if crossing the road, make sure ur ear is open & not blocked & try not make calls or answer any calls while crossing. Youth pls laren the right thing & pass the instruction to others.
Even if he knelt down on d main road, she killed him S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ she shud face d law.
Ibi juis Ibi Remedium,were there is an injury the is a remedy. However,may the soul of the corper rest in peace.
So sorry for the deceased family, god knows the best if not this who knows what else could have happen, the family of d corper shld pls take heart god is in control
@ Oligies Robert!
You most b Stupid, Crazy n Mad 4 ur Statement!!! Idiot……..Big Fool
Image A Learner in A Main Road with Out Appropriate Permit!!! Offence 1…..
Qus 1. Were u there @ d scene B4 u concluded dat ???”It could be the pinger’s fault.”
Qus 2. If dis Happen to any of ur Jnr ones when less dan A month to POP Day. Would u utter with ur Mouth Odor dat??? “The lady should be let go”
Justice most be Done!!! Otherwise, d guy Blood Wil definitely Revenge cus d is time 4 him n his Family to eat d Fruit of dere Labour!!!
Pray dat God should c me n Others Batch A, Call members through to witness Forthcoming Passing Out Parade!!! (Amen)
May His Rest in Perfect Peace
Jaid, I jus hope mr. Robert didn’t mean that statemmentt..he has nefa bin a corper….hw r we certain d woman was telling d truth? I’m also a corp member serving in one O̶̷̩̥̊͡f the southsouth states, 2 corp members in my LGA were almost bathe in fuel jus bcos D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ leaned on a man’s car. That woman was jus defending herself!!! She musnt b let loose, she must face it.
Some pple are wicked andd harsh towards strangers
may his gentle soul rest in peace.