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Shari’a Court orders a driver to pay N220m compensation

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An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano has on Tuesday, ordered a 40-year-old driver, Sani Abubakar, to pay N220 million as compensation for causing the death of three family members.

Abubakar, who lives at Kurna Quarters Kano, was convicted on a count charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Ali Kabara, had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on 8th of December 2017, at Kurna Katsina Road, Kano State.

Ali Kabara said further that on the same date, at about 5.30 p.m, Abubakar being a driver drove a trailer with registration number XH528DAL in a reckless and dangerous manner while the victims were on a commercial motorcycle with registration number FGE 771VJ.

The Prosecutor told the court, “the victims: Muhammad Ibrahim, 25; Hauwa’u Muhammad, 18; and Khadija Muhammad, 17, fell and were stepped over by the back tyre of the said articulated vehicle which led to their death,” he said.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 23 of the Road Traffic Act

However, the Presiding Judge, Malam Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, ordered the convict to pay the sum of N220 million as compensation to the victims’ family, after he pleaded guilty.

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