Court Remands Task Force Personnel Arrested in Connection with JSS 3 student’s accident in Ozuoba in Prison Custody



A Magistrate Court sitting in Choba, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers has remanded in prison custody, one Deinye Dappa, a taskforce personnel accused of triggering the accident which involved a 13 year-old JSS 3 student at Ozuoba axis of Port Harcourt.
The defendant was arraigned in court by the Rivers State Police Command and is facing a two-count charge.

City News had reported a fortnight ago that Deinye Dappa, who claims to be a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Enforcement Team, Rumuekini branch, was said to have been pulling the steering of Mr. Augustine Okoro, a driver of the car which accidentally knocked down Jamma Etop, a JSS 3 student who was then returning from a Junior WAEC exam.

The Presiding Magistrate, Chief Magistrate Israel Agbaesor granted bail to Augustine Okoro, the car driver and adjourned the case to 3 December, 2020 for the Defendant to take his plea while remanding him in prison custody.

Meanwhile, Bassey Etop, Father of the accident victim who spoke to journalists shortly after the court proceeding, thanked God that his son survived the accident, but expressed dissatisfaction on how the Police is carrying out investigation of the matter.

He alleged that cops at the Ozuoba Police station in Obio Akpor local government area of the state have made things difficult for his family since the case came up, as he is being constantly asked to pay money.

He however commended the judiciary for playing their role in the matter.

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