Man Jailed 3 Months For Causing Road Obstruction


A bus driver, Alfa Malik was yesterday sentenced to three months imprisonment by an Abuja Magistrates’ court for causing obstruction along Lugbe road, Abuja.

In his judgement, Magistrate Aminu Eri said each of the three-count charge levelled against the convict attracted one month imprisonment.

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 of Lugbe police station, 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, worse still, when the convict was taken to the police station to clarify himself, it was discovered that he didn’t have the necessary documents for the vehicle.

According to Elijah, the convict contravened 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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