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Truck driver, owner in court for killing two in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has arraigned a truck driver, Dominic Amaechi, and the truck owner, Cyprian Arinze, before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for allegedly causing the death of two persons.

It was gathered that Amaechi, on August 21, 2020, around 8pm while driving a containerised Mack truck, with number plate LSD 365 XR, caused the death of two residents, Eno Joseph and Titilayo Alayonimi. He was also said to have broken the leg of another victim, Alani Oladipupo.

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The incident happened at Odi-Olowu bus stop on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

The suspects were arraigned on seven counts bordering on dangerous and reckless driving, involuntary manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, wilful damage, among others, before Justice Oyindamola Ogala.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following the plea of the defendants, Justice Ogala adjourned the matter till September 30th for trial.

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