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Boat driver pleads not guilty over death of 12 passengers

by Kunle Awosiyan
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A driver, Happiness Elebiju, suspected to have caused the accident that killed 12 persons on board of a commercial boat over N300 fare  along the Ilashe waterfront in July this year has been arraigned before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja.

The state government blamed the accident, which led to the drowning of 12 passengers on overcrowding and illegal activities of boat operators.

The Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi, said the defendant was being charged with involuntary manslaughter. The suspect denied all charges,

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