Remanded Yar’Adua Not Late Ex-President’s Son
The 36-year-old Aminu Yar’Adua who was remanded for allegedly killing four persons in an auto crash in Yola, believed to be the son of former President, Umaru Yar’Adua is the son of the elder Yar’Adua, Late Gen Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
There had been reports that Aminu who was believed to be the son of the late former president’s son, was remanded by a magistrate court in Yola.
A family source that spoke with ThisDay on condition of anonymity said Aminu, who works with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, remains a member of the family, but there is a need to set the facts right.
NAN had reported that Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving.
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.
It was recorded that four of the victims were killed, while two others suffered injuries.
“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.