Man jailed for causing road obstruction

ABUJA — An Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court yesterday, sentenced a bus driver, Alfa Malik, to three months imprisonment for causing obstruction along Lugbe road, Abuja.

Magistrate Aminu Eri, who handed down the judgment, said each of the three-count charge levelled against the convict  attracted one month imprisonment.

Eri, however, gave an option of fine of N100 on each of the charges following plea for leniency by the convict.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Elijah, had told the court that the convict, who was the driver of a Mazda bus with  number plate: XL 48 AKD, was arrested by ASP Gambo Opav.

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He said Opav, attached to Lugbe police station, arrested the convict along Umar Musa Yar’ Adua highway on March 26.

The prosecutor said the convict parked his bus on the road, which eventually caused obstruction to other road users.

Elijah said when the convict was taken to the police station to clarify himself, it was discovered that he was not having  necessary documents and gadgets for the vehicle.

According to him, the convict, therefore, committed the offence contrary to Section 39(3) Cap 548 of the Road Traffic Act (RTA), Section 18 Cap 548 of RTA and Section 25(2(C) Cap 548 of the RTA.

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