Court sentences driver to 3 months jail for driving against traffic

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By John Ndu
Awka, Nov. 15, 2021 (MOI) Mr Henry Ujah, a commercial bus driver in Awka has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for driving against traffic by a Magistrate Court, Awka.
The Acting Sector, Public Education Officer, Margaret B Onabe, said that Henry Ujah was apprehended by Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Anambra Command, in August 2021 for driving against traffic and was sentenced by the court, having been found guilty.
The convict was sentenced to three months imprisonment on Nov. 12, with option of ₦23,000.00 fine.
Onabe said the convict, Ujah, was charged with Route Violation (RTV), Road obstruction (ROB), obstructing a Marshal on duty (OMD) and Dangerous Driving (DGD).
Reacting to this, the Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye A Irelewuyi, stressed, “FRSC is not interested in the fines imposed on the offenders but in saving the life and property of all motoring public in Nigeria’’.
He said: “ROB violation amounts to dangerous driving. All motorists in Anambra State must desist from driving against traffic or face being sentenced on conviction to jail term or pay a fine of N50, 000.
“All these are corrective measures the Corps has placed to avoid indiscipline by road Users’’ (MOI)
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