He did not have the learner plates and other road users including the traffic officer believed he knew what he was doing.

Salisu Muhammad is in custody for allegedly knocking down a road marshal to death. 

20 year old Muhammad of Unguwar Baro village in Malumfashi Local Government is accused of killing Solomon Hafi’u, an official of Federal Road Safety Corp.

The accused is facing a four-count charge of causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, excessive speed and driving without learners permit.

The Prosecuting Police Officer, Sani Ahmed, told the court that the offences contravened sections 23, 21, 22 and 40 of Road Traffic Laws of the Federation.

Hafi’u, who was on patrol duty, when sustained injuries as result of the accident and was rushed to Malumfashi General Hospital where he died.

When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Lawal Usman, adjourned the case to April 18.