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.

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.‎

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.

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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