Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of the deceased former President Musa Yar’Adua, has been remanded in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash.
The incident occurred in Yola, Adamawa State.
1st News reports that Yar’Adua was remanded in prison by a Magistrate Court in Yola on Thursday. Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on June 23, 2021.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by the prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa; the accused had crushed six people as a result of over-speeding. The report disclosed that this occurred while he was driving along Yola bye-pass on Wednesday June 23, 2021.
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. This was contained in the FIR. Further, the prosecuting officer told the court that the relatives of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar; as well as Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of 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 point, 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. Consequently, she adjourned the matter to 19th August, 2021, for further mention. Also, she ordered that the ex-president’s son be remanded in prison custody until then.