In a devastating tragedy that rocked the busy city of Lagos, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, Osibanjo Oluwaseun, has been arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for leaving several people dead and others injured.
The incident occurred 9th of March 2023, when the BRT bus collided with a moving train at the PWD bus stop in Ikeja, resulting in a devastating accident.
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Oluwaseun was brought before the Ikeja High Court and accused of 16 counts of involuntary manslaughter and causing grievous harm.
The prosecution led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Babajide Martins, accused Oluwaseun of causing the death of the victims due to his negligence.
According to Martins, the BRT driver neglected the warning signals and drove the bus into the path of an oncoming train, resulting in the tragic loss of lives and injuries sustained by multiple passengers.
Throughout the proceedings, Oluwaseun maintained his innocence and pleaded not guilty to all 16 charges, as the court carefully considered the arguments presented by both the prosecution and the defense.
After adjourning the proceedings, the judge ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody and postponed the trial until May 26, 2023.
The tragic incident has stirred up a wave of outrage among Lagos residents, who are mourning the loss of the victims and calling for justice to be served.