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Man to go on trial accused of manslaughter of taxi driver in Dublin

A 25-year-old man accused of the manslaughter of a Nigerian taxi-driver in Dublin last year has been returned for trial.

Moses Ayanwole (41), who had been living in Ireland for 15 years, had been working in the city-centre when he sustained head injuries at Pearse Street, on November 21 last year.

Mr Ayanwole, who had lived with his wife Olusola at Rusheeny Grove, Hartstown, west Dublin, was the father of a 12-year-old boy.

He went into a coma and after being taken to St James’s Hospital, it was decided not to transfer him to the specialist unit at Beaumont Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries. He died two days later.

In June unemployed William Keegan, of Pearse House, in Dublin 2, was charged with unlawfully killing Mr Ayanwole.

He had been remanded on bail and today he was served with a book of evidence when he appeared at Dublin District Court.

Judge Michael Walsh then made an order sending him forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Det-Sergeant John Doyle had said earlier that Mr Keegan “made no reply to the charge after caution.”