Driver Jailed For Attempting To Flee With Road Marshal During Interrogation


By Justice Okon

One Awal Yakubu was Thursday sentenced to three months’ jail term for attempting to flee with an operative of the Federal Road Safety Corps who was interrogating him over dangerous driving.

The Bauchi-born Yakubu was found guilty of dangerous driving and driving without a driver’s licence.

According to the state Sector Public Enlightenment Officer, Mr John Nwankwo. Nwankwog, the convict was driving his Galaxy Ford with registration number TRR 214 JU from Makurdi to Bauchi when he was arrested, adding that Yakubu refused to obey orders of the FRSC operatives on duty, leading to his attempt to flee with the operatives arrest.

He was found guilty by His Worship Ramatu of Chief Magistrate’s Court 3, Lafia, that presided over the mobile court that tried him, it was gathered.

According to Nwankwo, “Yakubu was arrested for driving dangerously and attempting to flee with one of the arresting marshals. He was charged with dangerous driving (DGD) and driving without a licence (DLV). The court, presided over by His Worship Ramatu, sentenced him to three months’ imprisonment with an option to pay a fine of N60,000.”

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Our correspondent reports that Yakubu’s failure to meet the fine option led to his being remanded at the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Lafia.

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