It has been reported that a Magistrate’s Court in Yola has remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, the son of late former President Umaru Yar’Adua, in prison in Thursday for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola, Adamawa State.
According to reports, Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021.
The Police First Information Report tendered in court by the prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa, stated that, Yar’Adua, while driving along Yola bye-pass on 23 June, 2021 , ran over six people as a result of overspeeding.
The report also stated: “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.”
However, the prosecutor of the accused has reportedly pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter, to enable him duplicate the case file and forward same to the Department of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
In reaction to this, the Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim, granted the prosecution’s request and adjourned the matter to 19th August, 2021, for further mention, and ordered that the ex-president’s son be remanded in prison custody until then.