Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yinka Johnson granted bail as police drop manslaughter charge

Mrs Yinka Johnson, the female banker who was accused of killing a LASTMA official while driving against the traffic last Friday, has been granted bail by the Igbosere Magistrate Court judge after the manslaughter charge against her was dropped. The police, apparently satisfied from their investigation that she did not commit the crime, only charged her for driving against traffic. Consequently, she was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 while the case was adjourned till September 5.
I saw this coming. Going by the way the news went viral and the many BlackBerry broadcasts that proclaimed her innocence, I knew the manslaughter charge would be dropped. But then, all these wouldn't have happened if she didn't drive against the traffic. Let's all learn to respect the law, no matter how highly placed and connected we may be.
May the soul of the dead LASTMA official rest in peace, and may God comfort his family. I really detest the LASTMA officials but this is a human life -LASTMA or not.

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