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Late President Musa Yar’adua’s Nephew, Aminu, Remanded in Prison

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

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

Police prosecutor Insp. Zakka Musa, who tendered a First information report [FIR] in court, said it was alleged that while driving along Yola bye pass on 23 June, 2021 , Aminu crushed six people as a result of over speeding.

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

However the accused 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, the Magistrate Jummai Ibrahim granted the request and subsequently ordered that the accused, Aminu be remanded in prison before adjourning the matter to 19th August, 2021 for further mention.

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