Aminu Yar’Adua, son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, has been remanded in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.
The 36-year-old was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021.
The prosecuting officer, Insp. Zakka Musa, accused Yar’Adua of crushing six people as a result of over speeding while driving along Yola bye pass on 23 June, 2021.
Musa made this known in the police First Information Report (FIR) tendered before the Magistrate’s Court in Yola.
The court heard that four of the victims were killed and the other two were injured in the accident, with the victims all hailing 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”, according to the FIR.
The prosecuting officer told the court that the relatives of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15 million from the defendant as compensation.
The defendant, who is a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, however, denied committing the offence, describing the allegation as untrue.
The prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter, to enable him duplicate the case file and forward to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
The Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim granted the prosecution’s request and adjourned the matter to 19th August, 2021, for further mention, and ordered that the ex-president’s son be remanded in prison custody until then.