A 29-year-old corps member serving his national youth service in Osun State, Odedele Feranmi, is in court for allegedly killing a 16-year-old boy, Pelumi Olasunkanmi.
The accused person was alleged to have driven a Honda car with marked Lagos MUN 187 CU on January 4, 2019 around 11.30am and causing the death of the victim, on the road adjacent the Osun State House of Assembly.
The corps member was also said to be coming on a top speed from Ibadan to resume to his primary place of assignment before running into bumps along Gbongan road, Osogbo and killing the deceased.
The Police prosecutor, Mr. Oladoye Joshua, said the accused person killed the deceased with his Honda car, adding that by committing the alleged offense he contravened the provision of section 81(1) Cap 115, Vol 6, Laws of Osun State, 2003.
The Defence Counsel, Mr. Bola Abimbola-Ige, urged the court to grant his client bail in a liberal term, promising that he would not jump bail.
He said the accused is still presumed to be innocent in accordance with Section 36(5) of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, and the provision of Section 118(2) of the criminal procedure law of Osun State.
He urged the court to exercise its discretional power in favour of the accused person by releasing him on bail pending his trial.
The accused told the court, upon Magistrate inquiry, that he was expected to resume to his primary place of assignment on Monday January 7, in Osogbo.
He said he was coming from Ibadan where he lives, before the incident happened.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, who was reluctant in granting the accused bail, said he has never had a terrible experience of such in his life.
He said: “The accused person is reluctantly granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Magistrate Ayilara said the sureties must be resident within the state and the car of the accused be moved to the court so that he can stand his trial.
He said the father of the accused should drop three passport photographs and sign undertaken before the court.
The Magistrate thereby adjourned the matter for mention till January 30.