‘Reckless driver’ arraigned for ‘damaging’ three vehicles


Agency Reporter

A car salesman on Monday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly damaging three vehicles worth N3.7 million.

The defendant, Saviour Matthew, 25, is facing a two-count charge of reckless driving and theft.

He pleaded not guilty.

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The prosecutor, Inspector Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on February 20 at 4pm at Ikota on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

He said that Matthew recklessly drove a Mercedes Benz E350  and damaged his employer’s unregistered Tundra Sport Utility Vehicle and Infinity QX56 jeep, both valued N3.7 million.

“The defendant got into a Mercedes Benz he was given the key to wash, knowing that he could not drive, drove the vehicle and bashed two other vehicles. The Magistrate, Mr T.A. Anjorin-Ajose, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until April 4 for mention.

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