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Court adjourns journalist’s traffic offence hearing to Aug 26

A Chief Magistrates’ Court at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja has fixed August 26 for the hearing in a case of negligent driving against a journalist, Odion…

A Chief Magistrates’ Court at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja has fixed August 26 for the hearing in a case of negligent driving against a journalist, Odion Musa Abdulrazaq.

Magistrate Chioma Amanwachi adjourned the matter on Friday to enable the prosecution to respond to the application by the defence seeking an acquittal.

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The Commissioner of Police FCT had arraigned Abdulrazaq after his car had a collision with that of Juliet Enuma Ify, who was allegedly driving from the rear.

The defence counsel, Toluwa Odekhe Esq, had filed a no-case submission, contending that the accounts of the three witnesses brought by the prosecution were contradictory and failed to establish the allegations against Abdulrazaq.

The counsel, therefore, asked the court to discharge and acquit the defence for want of evidence.

The police are contending that the defendant drove negligently contrary to Section 28(1), Cap 548 of the Road Traffic Act.