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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Police drops murder charge against 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, some LASTMA officials, eye witnesses and some members of the press visited the scene of the incident yesterday Monday August 13th 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 the one inside 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.

157 comments:

Gb09 said...

I'm sooooooooo happy to hear this. May we not be victims of shoddy police work in Jesus Name.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or is this madness? How can a vehicle kill someone and not have a front end damage or any other form of damage? She should sue the police for false imprisonment and emotional distress....

Anonymous said...

Tank you lord
Tank u God 4 information & gud pple! Datz how innocent pple r made to face charges
God bless u linda

rilla64 said...

So she was innocent....!!!??
What manner of wickedness and accusation this was. She should immediately engage the services of a lawyer and sue LASTMA for defamation of character and damages. Imagine the truma and damage to her reputation.

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Anonymous said...

thank Goodness..God bless those witnesses who came out

omotola!! said...

thnk God...n ppl were so fast to crucify ha...the innocnt hs bin set free..

Anonymous said...

THx God. But afta bad notion on d poor woman. D LASTMA pple shud be more professional. Stevebond007 laments

Anonymous said...

I hope lasma knows dat dey r meant 2 put up an apology, as quickly as the lies dey posted on deir website

Jude said...

Hello Linda
Please try as much as possible to get accross to this Lady;She must SUE LASTMA!.....so this means they can lay any false claim on any body any time.We are not safe.

teeemorney said...

I said it from the onset,when you are innocent,surely justice will prevail. its an eye opener to the LASTMA officials,if they like,they should keep standing in front of vehicles just to carry out order.

Anonymous said...

Tnk God 4 ha ooo

Anonymous said...

At Last!congrats yinka kudos to u linda!

Anonymous said...

Gud gud 2 hear that bcus 1 of my friend witness d incident dat day & he told me that the woman innocent gud 1 4 d woman

alayo said...

OMG.I thank God on your behalf cos if not for God U̶̲̥̅̊ wld ve suffered wat U̶̲̥̅̊ knw nothing about.ogun akowaba adawaba,olorun maje ka ri ooo.congrats

Anonymous said...

Glory be to God! Madam go take care of your baby it is well!! May the soul of the LASTMA guy rest in peace!!!

Lekan said...

Thank God for her

Godspowerogono said...

dat is nice

Anonymous said...

pheew!!! Thank God!she is free to sue d officials for the emotional trauma they passed d baby nd her through

Anonymous said...

thank u Jesus

happyhausabunny said...

Thank God she's free!

Anonymous said...

Am so happy for her congrat

Anonymous said...

phewwww

Anonymous said...

Next Stop- sue LASTMA for damages. You concocted a story that kept a mother and her two month old baby in detention for five days.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for her but it is a wake up call for her. She has a nasty temper.She needs to pray and cool down.

Anonymous said...

Am happy for this woman but the lastma offical shld be charge for false accusation

Anonymous said...

Thank God for her, we wont be accused of what we didnt do, amen. Brava Nigerian Police, im really impressed. S

Nekky said...

bless God for this. it's a great news. my instincts told me that the LASTMA officials cooked up the story d day i read it. shame on them. i'm happy that truth prevailed in dis case. i can imagine the trauma d lady will be going thru. thank God she's free atleast.

Anonymous said...

good for her

bluemagic said...

Tank God for her oh...

Ntiti said...

God saved her life!

Anonymous said...

I am happy for her. God has vindicated her and proven to the whole 9ja how wicked our Lastma and police people are. Shame on them. My joy will be complete when after her case of one way driving, she sues the hell out of the Lastma people for the torture they put she and her baby through while she was detained, for false accusation and humiliation and everything. They need to be taught a lesson. Its high time we woke up to our rights and not allow these uniformed people cheat and bully us

Ahdaisy Jayde said...

On the previous post on this, an anonymous accused her of killing d lastma man nd running away. someone replied him and said dat if he was wrong, so many curses on his head.... you see how some of us bring problems to ourselves by saying tinz we are not sure of? That guy shud beta apologise or else.... Anyway, Thank God she was vindicated...

Anonymous said...

Thank God,police don't gt their facts right in naija,tank God for eyewitness

Anonymous said...

Halleluyah o o o o o o o o o o!

Blunt Queen said...

Thank God!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for her

Anonymous said...

ℓ̊ really thank God for her. ℓ̊ know money must v also changed hands bcos Ʈђi§ ȋ̝̊ڪ why alot of innocent but poor Nigerians are languishing I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ prisons. But thank God the truth prevailed and also for d courageous people WЂȍ testified, it's not easy at all. Zinny.

jescci said...

Great news.Make she just continue to dey praise her GOD jeje o.

doll said...

praise God, he the all knowing is an ever present help for the helpless

Anonymous said...

Interesting...

floxy said...

Wow.... This is goodnews. Justice finally!!!

Smax said...

Am so happy to read this, Thank God the Lady has been vindicated, Thanks to all the eye witnesses.

orekelewa sugababe said...

Hmm! She shld really tank her star n d witnesses.so many pple are in prison now 4 wat dey know nothing about.she shld be patience next time. Hapi 4 her family sha

Anonymous said...

Congrat 2 her.

Anonymous said...

thank God for her and may God preserve the life of her baby. may the soul of the officer rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Money talks! Whether innocent or not, money talks.

Anonymous said...

God will always vindicate his people.a very big shame to devil and his followers.ndi ojooooo mmeeeee.

Bimbocruz said...

Thank God for her o! Hope somebody is going to be fired for the deadly misinformation and outright lies in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!Really happy for her.

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Anonymous said...

Does this mean she won't go to jail for one year as per new law on facing oncoming traffic?

Fashola take note o! If LASTMA arrests me in the future I will sue you personally for victimisation due to my poverty-stricken status.

Money talks in Nigeria sha. We should all look for Stanbic's Annual Report this year.

Modupe Omotosho said...

Thank you Jesus!! My heart was heavy about this for the past couple of days and I did not want to make
any comment because I know Aunty yinka. We know she was wrong for riding on the wrong side of the road but that does not mean she should be charged for a crime that she did not commit. May the soul of the departed rest in peace and praying for God to give the family fortitude to bear the loss and also that the culprit be found. Thank God for answered prayers.

Anonymous said...

Chai! Imagine wat wud've happened to d woman if she didn't hv pple dt were bold enuf to speak 4 ha. God bless d witnesses n of course our Linda baby. Na so naija police 4 cari am shine. Dese pple shd b kful of how dey accuse pple wen d real culprits r scary to dem. Kudos to u Linda, bt dnt 4get our auto comment protest o. We're nt joking. We no go gree o, we no go gree.. Give us auto comment,we no go gree... Lol *linda honey post ma comment o*

Anonymous said...

Chai! Imagine wat wud've happened to d woman if she didn't hv pple dt were bold enuf to speak 4 ha. God bless d witnesses n of course our Linda baby. Na so naija police 4 cari am shine. Dese pple shd b kful of how dey accuse pple wen d real culprits r scary to dem. Kudos to u Linda, bt dnt 4get our auto comment protest o. We're nt joking. We no go gree o, we no go gree.. Give us auto comment,we no go gree... Lol *linda honey post ma comment o*

Anonymous said...

Chai! Imagine wat wud've happened to d woman if she didn't hv pple dt were bold enuf to speak 4 ha. God bless d witnesses n of course our Linda baby. Na so naija police 4 cari am shine. Dese pple shd b kful of how dey accuse pple wen d real culprits r scary to dem. Kudos to u Linda, bt dnt 4get our auto comment protest o. We're nt joking. We no go gree o, we no go gree.. Give us auto comment,we no go gree... Lol *linda honey post ma comment o*

Anonymous said...

Thank God

Anonymous said...

Chai! Imagine wat wud've happened to d woman if she didn't hv pple dt were bold enuf to speak 4 ha. God bless d witnesses n of course our Linda baby. Na so naija police 4 cari am shine. Dese pple shd b kful of how dey accuse pple wen d real culprits r scary to dem. Kudos to u Linda, bt dnt 4get our auto comment protest o. We're nt joking. We no go gree o, we no go gree.. Give us auto comment,we no go gree... Lol *linda honey post ma comment o*

Anonymous said...

Halleluyah! Praise the Lord all nations. God that answereth by fire, He is GOD!

K.K said...

Glory to God....

Next is sue all the suables....Yinka calm down,,,,,u don hammer...Walahi! The over-zealous newspapers, LASTMA, itself..even the Police...
how could you have framed up a "big lie" like that? maybe the police can be left out sha..cos dey av d duty to ensure that a suspect does not "escape"....but atleast, she could have been granted bail now..abi? infact, u are involved in the "suing parole"...Yinkus Yinkus..just relax...This is a dissapointed turned blessing...beleive...

Quinnette said...

Thank God for her safe release, lagosians and other road users should learn from this

Anonymous said...

cool....

Anonymous said...

Am so happy for her, because eyewitness said she her car wasn't d car that hit d dead LASMA.. God is really wit u.. God bless d dead LASMA..

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for dis woman'I almost cried wen I heard of d case"I prayed to God for divine intervention and he answered!Congratulationz maam"......Tosainomilano

Anonymous said...

Am happy for her especially d little baby, may God b wit u and ur family. yinka i tink u learnt a big lesson frm dis move more closer to God cos dis life is vanity if not for God u would av been sentence to life inprisonment despite being innocent. I tank u lord on behalf of yinka cos u ar God of possibilities, der is notin u can do wen u say yes no one can say no. Hallyshally

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank God

Anonymous said...

Anhanh, tot someone said comments are now posted automatically. Mstcheeeew. Dts d only reason I posted a comment earlier

barbie J said...

OMG!!! Am so so happy for Yinka. Thnk Ʊ linda for helping out too...... Life is all abt a helping hand,may Ʊ never fall victim of such. To yinka's family,am hapi for ya.

Monique said...

Thank God!when I read d story I actually prayed to God to intervene.

Anonymous said...

So what about the danfo driver who did indeed kill the LASTMA official. Isn't he going to be charged?

PRINCESS INUAEYEN said...

Tank God for her.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for her

miss me said...

God bless u linda!!! so happy u have no idea!! we still have good and fearless people in our nation

Anonymous said...

Thank God for her

Anonymous said...

God is indeed a faithful God.

KOFOSHY said...

She shld sue lastma for false accusation.

Anonymous said...

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shownoja said...

Let me burst some bubbles here. This woman is getting away with a crime. There is such an offence on our statute books called MANSLAUGHTER. The mere fact that she was on that road, driving against traffic, means that by implication, her action placed that LASMA official in the position where he could be hit and killed by another vehicle. Her action was the Actus reus of the death. But because the middle classes whipped up sentiments about LASMA recklessness, her 2 month old baby and being a banker, she has been let off lightly. This in the same country where a magistrate sentenced a man to 9 months in jail for stealing bread to eat. Classic case of the rich are not poor.

Anonymous said...

Thank God she's free!

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

the useless lastma people should be trained.i was an eye witness.But i than God for her release

Anonymous said...

I thank god for His graces and that eye witnesses were moved to step up. Praise be to God.

My advice though, don't break the law driving up a one way street at least that will stop your becoming an easy prey

Anonymous said...

@shownoja i hope you never find yourself in that situation then you would know

Anonymous said...

@shownoja. The only thing i can tell you is that you are big fool. The likes of Reuben Abati #shakes head#

Kemikal said...

@ Shownoja August 14, 2012 8:03 PM

Thank you very much for being enlightened. You read my mind. I suspect you're in the legal profession or read law. I agree with your comment. From a point of law, Yinka Johnson somehow contributed to the death of the departed. If she hadn't driven against traffic, the man that got knocked down by her or another motorist would be alive today. Her lawlessness created the scene in which the accident occurred. She should face manslaughter charge and jailed for at least 12 years. Other people are mindlessly and ignorantly commenting and exonerating Yinka Johnson. The facts of the case should be tabled before a court of law, and not the fraudulent discharged she'd been granted by the corrupt and shameless Nigerian police and prosecution service. The fact Yinka Johnson was set free don't mean she didn't do anything wrong. I suspect she, her employer and associates bribed and pressured the police and prosecution to drop the murder / manslaughter charges. There's simply no justice for ordinary people within Nigerian's legal system. This case stinks of corruption and injustice. It goes to show that with money and the right connection, a murderer can buy their way out of prison. I speak truths, without fear or favor. It is my believe and opinion that Yinka Johnson bought her way out of jail. What goes around, comes around. Evil returns with evil; good returns with good: every act done, no matter how small or big, always returns to the doer with equal impact. Remember that, Yinka Johnson.

Anonymous said...

Niger make God deliver us frm dis corrupt country..Imagine an innocent woman with two month pregnancy.It is wel

Anonymous said...

Hi Shownoja, the existence of manslaughter in the statutes will not change her flagrant traffic violation into vehicular homicide, haba! So according to your ethics of prosecution, it is proper to frame the accused with any convenient charge in other to obtain a manslaughter conviction. Hmm!! interesting.
May God save us from the all knowing internet lawyers.

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day. it was her fault this man was killed.She was driving on the wrong side of the road ans should be charged for manslaughter.@ Anonymous 8:42 PM, I hope one of your relatives would not find themselves in a situation, where the person that ultimately caused their death would be allowed to go free. She should be charged for involuntary manslaughter @ least. I hope this also serves as a deterrent to LASTMA officials, your life is much more important than you chasing moving vehicle.Yes you are doing your job but @ the end of the day, you could end up dead!!

IYKE said...

THAT GOD FOR JUSTICE OOOOOOO
FOR THE SOUL DEPARTED, REST IN PEACE... PLS LASTMA OFFICIALS BE CAREFUL THE WAY YOU STAND IN FRONT OF VEHICLES, ITS DANGEROUS. I KNOW YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP LAW AND ORDER, BUT REMEMBER IT IS A GRADUAL THING. LAGOS IS KNOW FOR LAWLESSNESS, BUT I KNOW FASOLA IS TRYING TO MAKE THING WORK.... TAKE IT EASY.. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO TRACK OFFENDERS AND NOT BY STANDING ON THERE WAY. ONES IT HAS HAPPENED, NO GOING BACK PLS AND PLS BE MORE PROFESSIONAL...

Anonymous said...

Let the suing begin

Anonymous said...

Thank God she's free,i knw justice wil prevail

freebike7 said...

thank God 4 yinka,..*dancin Azonto*

May the soul of the departed rest in peace
May God grant the family fortitude to bear the lost

Anonymous said...

Ode ni e. If her action was d actus reus, that of d danfo driver is mens rea abi? They are 2 different offences

babe said...

thank God she was vindicated but then if she did not take one way she wldnt have bn accused. lesson....do the right thing at all times

Anonymous said...

The question now is,Who killed Balogun?

Anonymous said...

Somebody should at least that Lovely Linda for sticking out her neck for this woman! If it is true she did not kill this man,may God bless this woman a hundred fold!
For anyone to be accused so falsly that ppl even beleived she kill someone and ran into an estate? I weeP for Nigeria! So this is how innocent ppl can be framed? Gosh unbelevable!

Anonymous said...

Am more afraid of relocating home than ever,what if an eye witness was lacking? the innocent woman would have paid for a crime she knew nothing about.Why can't our government install cameras on our roads,this would have been d easiest way of resolving this issue,just play d stuff that settles it.Am so thankful to God on her behalf.

Anonymous said...

Who are those asking her to sue? It is not overseas o. If she dares tries to sue them, she will pay for it darely, because they will close up on her without saying much. She had better just thank God and let sleeping dogs lie.

Jessica said...

Woooow

Anonymous said...

@shownoja u beta sharrap!ode oshi.u think everytin is money....won ti get e

Anonymous said...

My sentiments exactly! You need to see the kinda comments one imbecile called Lucabracee was saying on Ladunni's blog. Like he was so sure or was an eye witness. Some people can be so evil in their hearts.

Anonymous said...

ARE U SURE ANY LASTMA OFFICIAL LOST LIVE IN THE PROCESS?,NO DEAD BODY ,IS JUST HEAR SAY.

Anonymous said...

You just displayed your ignorance,i urge you to have a copy of the criminal code but while we are at it,google the definition of manslaughter. Im sure you are just a 2nd year law student coming here to pose for us. Mtcheeeeeew...

BLOGLORD said...

Shownoja, may u be robed in a case that you will not be able to come out from. how wicked can u be?

Yinka Johnson, i am happy for u. u must have gone thru a lot emotionally but we thank God for his vindication. I f i were u, i will sue their useless asses. lastma and all.
pls be more careful henceforth!

mlleP said...

Linda uv done an amazing job in helping this woman. And kudos also to those eye witnesses who came out.Many have found themselves locked up for a crime they did not commit. Please keep up the good work by exposing things like this. I wish u strenght.

Anonymous said...

@Shownoja, may the Almighty God bless U ... People don't even av a remorse for the dead ... She is getting away cos she is rich while the deceased's family is poor! This is what we say in Nigeria, you guys screaming hallelujah should put urself in the dead's mom's shoes or the wife's shoes! Either way, she contributed to d death cos she tried to hit the guy who then ran to the path of the on-rushing vehicle, if she had waited as ordered by the guyz would this happen? Come on! If its her child, will she not take a step too! Pls let's think before talking, if the magistrate judge here, who will stop God's judgement. Let the Yinka woman go in and be hugging her kids while the poor hamed looks from heaven down at his '7 month-old baby' crying .... Let ur conscience be judging U

Anonymous said...

Thank U Showonja, Hamed was a childhood flatmate, he was very funny and friendly ....

Anonymous said...

*singing* I have a father that will never never fail me, I have a father that will never ever fail me, Jesus is my father he will never never fail Rock of ages never never fails...
Thank u Lord.

A new Nigeria emerges.

Bobo said...

Thanks a lot dude. You just hit the nail on the head.
People seem to not think at all. This woman through her stubborn attitude coulda exposed the lastma official to great danger and unfortunately caused his eventual death in this case.
She should still be charged.
Let's assume she drove recklessly, thereby putting the lastma official at risk of been hit by another lawless driver like her - In this case, the bus driver as told us.
I wonder what all these people would say if they were the wife, son/daughter, brother or sister, parents of this late man.
We are all the bulk of the Nigerian problem. We start to praise the police for a good job done. They should be praised only if they parade the bus driver that hit and killed the man going about his official duty and also after arraigning this irresponsible mother of "two month old baby" for the right and appropriate offence.

Anonymous said...

I think shownoja makes sense talking from a legal point of view.

Anonymous said...

Hey

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm, this story sounds funny! May God console/provide for d family of d deceased......amen

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 8:42PM ... What makes shownoja a fool? By thinking outside of the box that u all are in? I'll go with shownoja's school of thought. There's always a flip side, Nigerians can be pathetic when it comes to empathy... Or are we Goan turn a blind eye to the fact that she actually was on d wrong side of the law? Oh please!

Anonymous said...

truth is...only God knows what really happens

Anonymous said...

Shownoja or wateva u call ur self u r just the world's greatest number 1 fool... What are u trying to do?? Ode Oshi *mscheeeeew*

Lastma officials are the ones who expose themselves to death... because they want to stop ur car and get money off u they'll hug the car or jump inside... I Remember a day one jumped into my mum's car and then my mum locked the car and carried the lastma official to Ikorodu road and dropped him off at OJOTA. What if my mum was a kidnapper.. The lastma guy didn't even have a fone or any means of communication to reach any of his colleagues... He couldn't open the door and my mum kept threating him til he started begging her.
My mum is good sef... If na me i for throw am for inside canal. NONSENSE.
They need more training jare.. May Balogun's soul RIP.

Anonymous said...

LASTMA AND POLICE????

They are CURSED for all eternity to come!

I HATE them with a passion!

Am happy for the innocent woman, to be put behind detention with her 2 months old baby?......act of wickedness!


Anonymous said...

This will teach them a lesson!

LASTMA also causes death of many people in Lagos.Remember the conductor and the trailer that was driven by them that killed people?

I don't pity them one bit because those that kill by the sword, shall also die by the sword!Their hands are tinted with the blood of the innocent!

Yes, money exchanged hands to buy her freedom. This is NIGERIA, deal with it!

This should be a lesson to the IDIOTS called LASTMA!

Until you have a taste of their wickedness, then you won't pity them at all!

More will continue to die until they learn to STOP their cunning and devious ways of obtaining money from poor and innocent motorists!

As for driving one way,only people that suffers from the daily holdups in lagos, will understand why she took one way! Spending 3hours in one spot everyday is no joke! Then you will understand the desperation! This is why i LAUGH at fashola's stupid laws! Has he never driven one way in Lagos in his entire life? Because he can blow siren and get to anywhere he is going fast, he has forgotten what the average poor nigerian man faces daily in the horrible traffic!

Other states don't have this kind of problem, only LAGOS! If he wants only 250,000 people in Lagos, was it his father and mother that developed lagos all by itself?

Bobo said...

If she's truly innocent, good for her but she should still be prosecuted for her lawless act.
I can't but help notice all the praise and thanksgiving to God in people's comments. I believe we can thank God as well for givin her the brains to drive against traffic and disobey governmental laws. I am sure there will be a thanksgiving service at her church next Sunday and the pastor/priest will not educate her about disobeying the laws set by authority and how GOD frowns at it.
I wonder at times if we are all serving the same GOD. GOD does not vindicate lawless and irresponsible people.
I'm sure this Nigerian God will vindicate an armed robber wrongly accused of assasination too.
Products of corrupt and delusional religious organisations.

Anonymous said...

So in effect,what some ppl r saying here is that Yinka started the set of circumstances that led to this mans death?
By driving on the wrong side of traffic and,not stopping when asked to.
The victim seem to have been forgotten in our commentary but who ever killed this man or caused his death has blood on their hands and it comes with consequences!

Anonymous said...

She brided

Anonymous said...

Joke says:
Nigerians, pls try to follow the driving rules and regulations, stop trying to cut corners. Following rules is practiced in other countries, pls let us be obedient. I know sometimes the short cut will get u there faster, but think of other people. Am sure most of this accidents in Nigeria happens because of someone not following the rules pls try to be obedient.

Anonymous said...

@ shownoja abi wetin....stop disgracing the legal profession.all these shakara unilag law students wey no dey read book.your mediocrity is smelling.jeez.you think every one here has no legal background .how can you be charged for a crime you didn't commit in the name of manslaughter.being a contributory factor is not manslaughter.and pls stop using Latin maxims to confuse normal ppl.acteus reus is the actual act .that is what that Latin means.shownoja.haba.how can u be this wicked.charge and bail.using grand words to solicited support.hhhahhaahahaha.ode? I'm sad for the students we produce now in nigeria

dopeskin said...

Now that's some goodnewz..

Ikunkun Babbles..... said...

Ok Ok Ok... to all my lawyers in the house calm down jare, My best bet is Yinka won't be suing anybody anytime soon, because she probably cut a deal with them; false imprisonment and all the wuruwuru they did the first couple of days in exchange for a lesser charge. Also if we want to get technical here I would accuse her of Reckless endangerment and Not Manslaughter, she wasn't in anyway the direct cause of the accident that took the Lastma dudes life. Please who sent lastma to use leg and be chasing car? Is it part of their Job description? When he was done pulling her over what was he still doing in the middle of the road??
Also I agree with all of you stating the fact that she has money and it helped her!! oh I would say that is a good thing, I would rather have money, hire good lawyers and put pressure on the police any way I can, as long as I get my freedom if wrongly accused....my people this case should even inspire us all the more to be successful (and Favored by God, cos all the money in this world won't get some people out of similar quantas)...shikenaa

Anonymous said...

If u r not there wen it happen pls shutup ur mouth..wot if she is innocent,I pray dis tin won't happen to any of us.I bet u don't no d meaning of a murder case.

Anonymous said...

LIB lawyers,some pple no get sense at all!are we nt in Nig wher a lot of innocent pple are suffering for wot they no nothing about...dis case witnesses showup

Chrisilicious said...

Kilode eyi ti poju, but. Seriously I think the Lagos state govt should train their staffs well, u shud neva put urself @ risk of being knocked down by a moving vehicle, stop standing in front of them, well I suppose with the way naija is that's their way, I remember wen I was in school in the uk doing my nursing we were told we must always think about ourselves 1st, safety is paramount, don't try to be the hero, dis shud be an eye opener for Lagos state, or more of their officials will definitely lose their lives if they continue wiv dis acts

Anonymous said...

i hope all the people on this blog that condemned her and said she was guilty can now see why it is not good to judge people. May waht happened to her never happen to any of us. I hope she sues teh Lastma official that accused her for the murder

Anonymous said...

He told u she was innocent and ur friend was too much of a coward to come forward wt an eye witness account which could have freed her abi? What if it was more than dis? Pls pipul stop wt d "arm chair" attitude. Mshewww. I'm soo angry coz I can imagine wat dis woman went thru b4 d good person came forward wt d trut! My friend gerrrout from here abeg!!

***Mufasa said

Anonymous said...

@shownaija, you obviously have not taken your medications this morning. Please do so before you come to the clinic for your injections. and bring your other colleagues who think like you on this forum with you.

Anonymous said...

I thank God for the truth reveal itself. Halelueja

Anonymous said...

shownoja, kemikal and the others are really idiots and insensitive animals...if you stay in lag you will know how these lastma guys act...how did she put the guy in danger, was she the one driving the bus, or was she d one that told the guy to stand on the road??? was the bus driver blind???? this is blatant stupidity...you guys are sadists you just want to see the woman suffer...the lastma guy was doin his job and he died on duty it has absolutely nothing to do with the woman...and i do not have any form of sympathy for any bloody lastma official...they are animals...and ones alive had to lie she murdered the dead guy...what the fuck are u guys talking about????wheres your sense of reasoning????those lastma guys at any given opportunity would just jump in front of ur vehicle...the other day i witnessed them fighting a man in his own car...if you followed this story very well she was really not on the main road...you guys should shut up your stinking mouths...

Anonymous said...

she has been prosecuted for the offense she committed...all you ignorant bastards talking about money is obvious you guys are broke..justice is being done and you are talking about money...

Anonymous said...

Are you guys kidding me, the lady was wrongly accused for a crime she didn't commit.I wanto believe u all supporting LASTMA are LASTMA staffs, so I don't blame, that lady is even supposed to sue those people for wrong accusation. Bcuz they have ruined her reputation. If she voilated traffic rules, she didn't send the LASTMA guy to stand and get hit by a danfo driver, my cuz was an eyewithness of that scene.and all ye LASTMA people, stop looking for who to put blame on, get proper training and stop being lousy on the road. In other words, RIP the LASTMA guy.

Anonymous said...

i was at my favourite buka yesterday doing justice to the plate of amala and abula soup when i heard a twist to the whole story ooo

earlier in the morning of the the accident, the deceased lastma officer wrongfully arrested an alhaji and the old man placed a curse on the lastma officer that if he(the old man) is being punished unjustly the lastma fellow will not live to see the sun rise again.

don't ask me question oooo, na my amala i dey eat jeje ooo

Princess of Zion said...

Thank God for those that came forward with the truth! It's very sad to think that she was falsely imprisoned and if there were no eye witnesses, she would have remained there! Extremely terrible! Thank God she made it out! Thank God!

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Anonymous said...

governor fashola. lagos is not only for the rich and middle class o. this woman broke the law. she must pay. if it was the bank that bribed for her it must be shut down. where is sanusi o?

Anonymous said...

the lady contributed to the death of this man. if she obeyed the law the lasma man would not run up to her and he would not be killed. she should be made to pay a heavy compensation to the man's family

Shaddy said...

Oh God thank you. thank you lord so she is back home with her new baby. thank you Lord

Anonymous said...

May the soul of the departed rest in peace, May Allah grant him Al-jana fidau......

God knows the truth and i believe both Yinka and the dead knows the truth.

Who are we to judge, lets leave the judgement to the ultimate unbiased Judge.......

But one thing is certain, we all will rewarded accordingly.

Deyon said...

@ thank God you re not at judge cos ur sense of judgement is very clouded.
Incase you didnt read the write up well,she is not going scot free,she has already been charged with reckless driving offence which is actually the crime she committed.you cannot manufacture a bogus offence nd tie it to her neck jus becos someone was stupid enuf to stand in front of a moving vehicle.Lagos state should do the right thing if it wants to stop traffic violation,install cctv camera on our roads so that traffic offenders can be caught witout endangering anyone's life.As for lastma officials,i ve this to say,stop jumping in front of moving vechicles jus becos you want to catch traffic offenders,ur life has no duplicate.

Anonymous said...

sorry oh???
who should be charged for man slaughter? the lady driving or the official who put himself in harms way

Adenike said...

Now I am convinced that Nigerians are extremely wicked and heartless people. To shownoja and his supporters, this is why people like you are always poor in spirit and wealth. Your hatred for others and the way you wish evil on others will never allow the mercy of God to flow on you. You people are a hateful and spiteful bunch and you should really read the bible more. God will never visit you with His mercy with this blackness in your heart. You are trying to pin manslaughter charges on an innocent woman.

Let me ask you this, if you are crossing the road and with someone else and your companion stops in the middle of the road to tie his shoes and a car hits him, are you guilty? By your assertions you are. As much as this example does not make sense is the same way you guys don't make sense. You are just a bunch of evil people that will never see the grace of God in your lives

Hrm paul Ojeih said...

Linda i did not want to comment on this sad issue but i cant hold it any more am laffing my heada off. so they finally let her go the question i am asking is who killed the lastma guy since no be madam banker who kill the lastma guy. Madam banker got off easily becos she is well connected and she has got moni daat is the truth pure and simple with out moni u are no body in Nigeria.if only we had a CCTV camera in major high way the truth would have be known well this is another sad unsolved murder

Anonymous said...

Thanks God for the cctv at the nearby bank that recorded it all. That saved her. Great news

Anonymous said...

this blog is definitely annoying because retards just come and write rubbish and u feel you should give them a dirty slap out of anger...too many senseless comments

Anonymous said...

Shownoja as much as you may be speaking from the legal angle have you taken into consideration that the LASTMA official could have put himself in harms way...They have a responsibility to protect themselves, if you have ever witnessed a LASTMA official on duty you would notice that there is no difference between them and touts they practically chase, drag and even fight, during such processes they even forget they are on the road. There are cases of them getting knocked down, its not the first, they should be properly trained, some don't even know the road laws, a moving vehicle cannot just come to a halt by jumping in front of them.

Thank God for the witnesses & those who came out to appeal, who knows what would have happened if there was no witness.

Nathaniel said...

How much them collect before them accept to release the innocent lady

Eve Rio said...

Shownoja&bobo are u sensible at all! How did she cause the death of someone that was on phone while crossing the road? May the guy soul rest in peace but the only crime the woman committed is traffic offence! The people to be blame here are the LASTMA that let the danfo escape bcos they were busy with the woman instead of tolling d danfo and hv the driver arrested!!! Y didn't they take the woman's plate no and focus their attention on d danfo driver and their dying colleague! People shld think before they talk the only person guilty of manslaughter here is the danfo driver!!!

Eve Rio said...

Kemikal did u actually read law? How did she contributed to d guys death the main point here is that LASTMA shld train there workers very well or if am stopped for a normal routine at Check point and one of the officers was crossing d road while on phone and got hit, does that mean I contribute to him getting hit!! The guy was on fone when crossing the road so the woman did not in anyway hv anything to do with his death the only crime she committed is violating the traffic law! I don't know the woman but just sit and think about it or google manslaughter(homicide without malice aforethought)!!!

Eve Rio said...

Kemikal if the woman is being chased by LASTMA for refusing to stop and the guy got hit in the process then she can be charge with manslaughte bcos she indirectly caused the guy being hit but she stopped and was even out of her jeep! Don't get me wrong am human and I feel sorry for the family and I also pray that the guys soul rest in peace but the woman doesn't hv anything to do with the guys death in this case she is even suppose to be a witness

Anonymous said...

in one word, FUCKEDUPCOUNTRY!

monticarlo said...

i wonder how they would now react with this recent lagos trafic laws cos i can imagine the anger..they even no that lagosians hate dem..

el'gee said...

I'm happy her murder charge was dropped. However, let her be the first culprit of the Lagos State traffic law for reckless driving. Isn't that 3years jail, 20k + psychiatric?

Anonymous said...

They should charge the LASTMA pple for filing false report. Rubbish

Anonymous said...

You did well, Linda :-)

My comment is based on the fact that I rarely read other sources of news from Nigeria. I'm assuming you're the only one to carry this story. Even if you're not, I'm sure the greatest public outcry from a social networking site came from your blog.



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Anonymous said...

Nigerians go dey make noise when sumtin happen, Thank God Thank God,buh all d Jibiti wEy dey 4 this world,na dem carry am for head! Unu nor dey shame!Na waa 4 this kin ppl!Na so we finish church d other day I carry d choristar go fuck!Na only small stout I take get am! Na waoo!

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