Motorcyclist bags 12-month imprisonment for reckless driving

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Aug 20th, 2014
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A Mararaba Senior Magistrates’ Court, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday sentenced a motorcyclist, Isaac Doctor, to 12 months imprisonment for reckless driving.

Doctor, 21, of New Karu, Nassarawa State, was convicted for causing grievous hurt, failure to stop after accident, driving without identification mark and carrying more than a passenger.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr Iliya Aku, delivered the judgement after the convict pleaded guilty to the four-count charge.

Aku gave him an option of N3,000 fine for each of the offences to be run concurrently.

The Police Prosecutor, Cpl .John Jacob, had told the court that the convict drove in a reckless manner and knocked down a Police Officer, Cpl. Sule Okoh, who was on official duty.

Jacob said the police officer was attached to New Nyaya Police Division Headquarters.

“The convict caused injury to him and ran away immediately after the accident; the police officer received
treatment in the hospital’’, he said.

He said the offences contravened section 28, 23, 17 (1) of the state laws.

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