Late President Yaradua’s Son Remanded in Prison for Alleged Killing

The son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, Aminu Yar’Adua has been remanded in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola.

36-year-old Aminu is said to be a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, and he is being charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021.

In the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by police prosecutor Insp. Zakka Musa, it was alleged that while driving along the Yola bye-pass on 23 June 2021, Aminu crushed six people as a result of overspeeding.

The accident victims are from Sabon Pegi, Yola South Local Government Area, and it was learnt that while 4 died, two others are receiving treatment. 

The FIR read; 

“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.”

Relatives of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15 million from the defendant as compensation.

However Aminu denied committing the offence and described it as untrue. After Zakka pleaded with the court to adjourn the case to enable him duplicate the case file and forward to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice, Magistrate Jummai Ibrahim granted the request and subsequently ordered that Aminu be remanded in prison before adjourning the matter to 19th August 2021 for further mention.

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