Yar'Adua's Son Remanded in Prison for Killing Four People


Alt: = "Musa Yar'Adua"

The son of late President Umaru  Yar'Adua, Aminu, 36, has been arrested and taken to court for killing four persons in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The 36 year old Aminu, a student of American University of Nigeria (AUN) is been prosecuted for causing the death of four persons by dangerous driving on June 23.

A magistrates courting sitting in Yola, remanded him correctional service custody till August 19 when the case will be heard.

According to the police, First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by the prosecutor, Zakka Musa, Mr Yar’Adua, had, while driving along Yola bypass on June 23, crushed six people as a result of speeding.

The court heard that four of the victims died, and two were injured in the crash. Police records indicated that the victims were from Sabon Pegi, Yola South local government area.

”Those that died in the accident were identified as Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar (2), and Jummai Abubakar (30), while Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu (27) sustained injuries,” the FIR said.

The prosecutor informed the court that the relatives of the deceased accident victims demand N15 million from the defendant as compensation.

But, when the FIR was read to the defendant as prayed by the prosecutor, he denied committing the offence, describing the allegation as untrue.

At that time, the public prosecutor asked the court to postpone the matter so that he could reproduce the file and forward it to the State Ministry (DPP) for legal advice. 

The judge, Jummai Ibrahim, granted  the prosecution's plea and adjourned the matter to August 19 for further hearing. 

He ordered the former president's son to remain in preventive detention.


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