Tuesday 21 November 2017

State gets more time to prepare case on killing of taxi driver

Tom Tuite

THE State has been let have another four weeks to complete a book of evidence in the case of a 25-year-old man awaiting trial for the manslaughter of a Nigerian taxi-driver in Dublin last year.

Moses Ayanwole (41), who had been living in Ireland for 15 years, had been working in the city-centre when he sustained head injuries during a row 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 this year, unemployed William Keegan, of Pearse House, in Dublin 2, was charged with unlawfully killing Mr Ayanwole.

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

He appeared again at Dublin District Court today where the State was granted another four weeks to complete the book of evidence.

Mr Keegan, who has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge, was ordered to appear again on November 13 next.

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