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Driver gets N500, 000 bail for alleged damage to N6.2m jeep

A 42-year old truck driver, Joseph Omale, was on Wednesday admitted to N 50,000 bail by an Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for alleged damage to a BMW jeep through reckless driving.

The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, ordered the defendant to produce one surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction as part of the bail condition. Kagardo adjourned the case till June 23 for hearing.

Omale of Tunga Maje in Abuja was arraigned for allegedly causing an accident by dangerous driving.

The Prosecutor, Urom Otu, told the court that one Adegeye Adetona of Guzape, Abuja, reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on March 29.

Otu said the defendant, who drove a KingKau Truck along Bala Mohammed Avenue by Gilmor Junction, Garki, Abuja, ran into the rear of the complaint’s BMW Jeep on the said date.

The prosecutor said the BMW got damaged as a result of the accident. He said that the jeep cost N6.2 million. Otu said the offence contravened Section 28 of the Road Traffic Act.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

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