- A family source has claimed that Aminu Yar’Adua who was recently remanded in Yola is not the son of the late president but that of the elder brother, Late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua
- Aminu is to remain in Yola prison till Thursday, August 19, for allegedly killing four persons by reckless driving
- The incident which took place on Wednesday, June 23, was brought before a magistrate court as a case on Thursday, August 5
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Yola, Adamawa - The claim that a young man, Aminu Yar’Adua, who was remanded in prison on Thursday, August 5, is the son of late Nigerian former president, Musa Yar’Adua, has been debunked.
A family source who spoke with This Day explained that Aminu is actually the son of the elder Yar’Adua, that is, late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
The source noted that although the clarification is not to deny Aminu's membership of the Yar’Adua family, it was necessary to set the fact right.
Aminu was remanded in prison on Thursday by a magistrate court in Adamawa's capital, Yola.
This stern verdict was meted to Aminu, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, after his vehicle was involved in an auto crash that killed about four persons, PM News reports.
A police First Information Report (FIR) tendered at the court by the prosecutor, Inspector Zakka Musa, revealed that Aminu's car hit six persons along the Yola bye-pass on Wednesday, June 23, Daily Nigerian also reported.
The FIR stated:
”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.”
Inspector Musa told the magistrate, Jummai Ibrahim, that families of late Aisha Umar, Suleiman Abubakar, and Jummai Abubakar had demanded the sum of N15 million from Aminu as compensation.
Ibrahim, upon the prayer of the prosecutor, adjourned the case till Thursday, August 19, when the defendant denied committing the said offence.
The judge, therefore, ordered the late president's son to be remanded in the prison till the next scheduled hearing.
IBB son's convoy involved in auto crash, deaths recorded
The security officers were identified as Afolabi, Tanko, and Jibril. This happened after one of the vehicles in a convoy had a head-on collision with a trailer loaded with perishable goods on Monday, May 31.
Mohammed, who narrowly escaped death, was in a bus alongside some family members behind the affected vehicle.