A Magistrate’s Court in Yola on Thursday remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, son of late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola.
Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021.
The prosecutor, Inspector Zakka Musa, said the accused had, while driving along Yola bye-pass on 23 June 2021, crushed six people as a result of overspeeding.
The court heard that four of the victims were killed and the other two were injured in the accident.
“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 police report claimed.
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 ex-president’s son denied committing the offence, describing the allegation as untrue before the Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim granted adjourned the matter to 19th August 2021.
She also ordered that the ex-president’s son be remanded in prison custody until then.