Contrary to a viral report that one 36-year-old Aminu Yar’Adua remanded in prison for allegedly killing four persons in an auto crash in Yola, Adamawa State, was the son of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua, Investigation by DAILY GIST has shown the remanded Yar’Adua is actually not son of Former Nigeria’s president, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
It was gathered that though Aminu is a member of Yar’Adua family.
The report, which had gone viral on social media platforms and some Newspapers had identified Aminu as the late former president’s son, after a magistrate court in Yola ordered his remand.
But checks by DAILY GIST confirmed that Aminu is son of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (former chief of staff, supreme headquarters), elder brother of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), had reported that Aminu Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on June 23, 2021.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by the prosecutor, Inspector Zakka Musa, stated that the accused had, while driving along Yola bye-pass in June, ran over six people as a result of overspeeding.
The court heard that four of the victims were killed and the other two were injured in the accident, with the victims all hailing from Sabon Pegi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state.
“Those that died in the accident were identified as Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar (2) and Jummai Abubakar (30); while Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu (27) sustained injuries,” the report stated.
The prosecuting officer had told the court that the relatives of the late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15 million from the defendant as compensation.
But, when the FIR was read to the defendant as prayed for by the prosecutor, he denied committing the offence, describing the allegation as untrue.
At that point, the prosecutor pleaded with the court to adjourn the matter, to enable him duplicate the case file and forward same to the Department of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The Magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim, therefore, granted the prosecution’s request and adjourned the matter to August 19, 2021, for further mention, and ordered that Aminu son be remanded in prison custody until then.