Commercial driver to sweep police station for traffic offence
An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court Lagos, on Monday, ordered a commercial driver, Kolawole Olumide, 25, to sweep the Ogudu Police Station for five days for driving against traffic.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule Amzat, pronounced the sentence after the driver pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of driving without a licence and causing willful obstruction on the highway.
Amzat ordered Olumide to sweep the police station for a minimum of two hours for the duration of the five days and to pay N5, 000 to the Lagos State Government for each of the counts of the charge.
The magistrate said if the driver failed to comply with the community service imposed, he would be taken into custody for at least six months.
She also ordered that the vehicle – a Volkswagen LT bus with reg. no: KRD 833 XH – should be released to the convict upon completion of his sentence.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, had told the court that Olumide drove against traffic on the highway.
He said the driver also caused willful obstruction on the road, having no regard for other road users. The offences committed contravene Schedule 3, items 1, 24 and schedule 1, item 45 of the Lagos State Traffic