A Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a 30-year-old driver, Olawale Isiaka, to a 150-hour community service for violating traffic laws.‎

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.N. Ojuromi, while sentencing Isiaka, said the 150 hours should be spread over three weeks with a minimum of eight hours per day.

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Isiaka was arraigned on a four-count charge of driving dangerously, picking and dropping passengers, driving without a driver’s licence and failure to obey a traffic warden.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Isiaka, who lives at No. 3, Garuba St., Amukoko in Lagos, had pleaded guilty and appealed for leniency.‎

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Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Oluwagbenga Salami told the court that the accused committed the offences at Orile-Iganmu Bus on Badagry-Lagos Expressway Stop at about 6.00 p.m. on Jan. 14.

He said the accused drove recklessly a bus marked EKY 605 XL on the public highway, endangered other road users and also failed to obey police signals.

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He noted that the offences contravened Sections 15(j), 19(1), 22(1) and 40(b) of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State, 2012. (NAN)


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