The West Coast Demerara businessman who was behind the wheels of the car that killed eight-year-old Joshua Daniels on Wednesday last has been granted $2 M bail.
Yesterday 42-year-old businessman Abdul Asif Akbar of La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara, made an appearance at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s court before Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs-Marcus, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
It is alleged that on Wednesday, he drove his motor car in a dangerous manner killing eight-year-old Joshua Daniels.
The accused was made to lodge his passport. The police prosecutor stated that there is the possibility of the accused not turning up for his trail if bail is granted.
The Magistrate granted him bail to the tune of $2M and ordered him to make his next court appearance on September 8.
On Thursday, Joshua Daniels was killed almost instantly as he stood transfixed while a car came hurtling in his direction.
Daniels, of North West District, was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. The child had come down to spend the August vacation with his elder sister. The incident occurred in front of the sister’s home. An eyewitness to the accident, Fizul Khan, who is also the dead child’s brother-in-law, said that Joshua, his three siblings and a cousin were playing next to his car on the bridge.
“I see the car flipping in the air and coming towards de road corner and the rest ah children run away but Joshua stand up staring.” Within seconds, Khan said, the car crashed, flipped over the trench, broke through a bridge and then slammed Joshua into his parked car.
There were reports that the driver of the car immediately fled the scene, however a source close to the investigation said that the man was running from the location after it appeared as if villagers wanted to attack him.
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