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Captain bags life imprisonment over death of 13 passengers

LAGOS STATE HIGH Court, Eti-Osa has sentenced a boat captain, Elebiju Happiness to life imprisonment for manslaughter.

Justice Josephine Oyefeso delivered the judgement on Tuesday when she found the convict guilty of 11 count charge.

Elebiju committed the crime on the 29th of July, 2020 after loading its passengers from Kirikiri and heading for Badagry.

The prosecution called five witnesses before the court who testified against the defendant.

The presiding judge, Justice Oyefeso, held that the prosecution has successfully proven the charge against the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt and thereby convicted and sentenced him accordingly.

The convict was said to have driven a boat that capsized and killed 13 persons while operating in an illegal jetty without license.


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