The son of late President Yar’Adua has been remanded in Yola prison for allegedly killing 4 people

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Aminu Yar’Adua, the son of late President Musa Yar’Adua, has been remanded in custody for allegedly killing four people in a car accident in Yola.

Aminu, 36, is claimed to be a student at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, and he has been charged with causing death by unsafe driving on June 23, 2021.

Aminu was accused of crushing six individuals while driving via Yola bye pass on June 23, 2021, according to the First Information Report (FIR) filed in court by police prosecutor Insp. Zakka Musa.

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.”

The late Aisha Umar’s relatives, Suleiman Abubakar and Jummai Abubakar, had claimed N15 million in compensation from the defendant.

Aminu, on the other hand, denied committing the crime and labeled it as false. Magistrate Jummai Ibrahim granted Zakka’s request to adjourn the case so that he could duplicate the case file and forward it to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. He then ordered Aminu to be remanded in custody before adjourning the case to August 19, 2021 for further mention.

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