Police drops murder charge against Lagos banker, Yinka Johnson

Yinka Johnson, the banker accused of crushing a LASTMA official to death on Friday August 10th has been freed of the murder charge. The police, LASTMA officials, eye witnesses and some members of the press visited the scene of the incident on Monday, the 13th of August, 2012 to investigate further and afterwards all agreed that Yinka’s car was not the car that hit and killed 33 year old Hammed Balogun. Eye-witnesses, including one of the passengers onboard the bus that allegedly killed Hammed gave the police a clear account of what really happened that Friday.

After the investigation yesterday, the police officially dropped the murder charge and instead arraigned her for driving recklessly. Yinka Johnson was brought to the Igbosere Magistrate Court today to face a one-count charge of driving recklessly. She was granted bail and ordered to pay fine. The case was adjourned to Sept 3rd.

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