By Ibraheem Solaudeen
A magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, today begins the prosecution of Kareem Ajia, a 75 year old driver of the steel production company, KamWire industry, over alleged reckless driving which resulted in an accident involving three private cars.
Ajia, who was arraigned before magistrate Muhammed Ndakene for offences bothering on dangerous driving which violates section 22 of the Road Traffic Act, was also said to be operating with an expired driver’s licence, in contravention of section 10 of the RTA.
The defendant, who drove a truck with the registration number KW 864 XY belonging to the KAM-WIRE industry, was accused of destroying an Hyundai Elantra with the plate number LRN 447 TJ; and two other cars packed beside the road at the Surulere area of Ilorin.
The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the offence, blaming brake failure for the accident.
The court has fixed 18th November, 2019 for ruling on the violation of the law requiring the driver to be in possession of a valid drivers’ licence.
The damaged cars: