Sharia court slams N220m fine on 40-year-old man for causing death of three family members


A 40-year-old old man identified as Sani Abubakar, who works as a driver has been ordered to pay the sum of N220 million as compensation for causing the death of three family members.

The order was issued on Tuesday by an Upper Shari’a Court, sitting in Kano which was presided over by Judge, Malam Ibrahim Sarki-Yola, with the driver, who lives at Kurna Quarters Kano, convicted on one count of causing death by “dangerous driving”.

Abubakar however pleaded guilty to the charge levelled against him for the offence committed on December 8, 2017, at Kurna Katsina Road, Kano, when he drove a trailer, with number plats XH528DAL, in a reckless manner, while the victims were riding on a motorcycle, with registration number FGE 771VJ.


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