Son of late President Yar’Adua remanded in detention for killing 4 people in a car crash
Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Umaru Yar’Adua, was remanded in prison on Thursday by a Magistrate’s Court in Yola for allegedly killing four people in a car accident in Yola, Adamawa State.
On June 23, 2021, Yar’Adua, a student at the American University of Nigeria in Yola, was accused with causing death by reckless driving.
According to the Police prosecutor’s First Information Report, Insp. Zakka Musa said the accused ran over six people while driving along the Yola bye-pass on June 23, 2021.
The victims were all from Sabon Pegi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state, and four were killed and two were injured in the accident, according to the court.
According to the FIR, those killed in the accident were Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar (2), and Jummai Abubakar (30), while Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu (27) were injured.
The prosecuting officer told the court that the relatives of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15m from the defendant as compensation.
When the FIR was read to the defendant, as the prosecutor had requested, he denied committing the crime and described the claim as false.
The prosecutor then requested that the case be adjourned so that he could copy the case file and send it to the Department of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim, approved the prosecution’s plea and adjourned the case to August 19, 2021, for further consideration, with the late president’s son being kept in detention until then.