3 truck drivers docked for driving against traffic in Apapa

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Three truck drivers have been arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly driving in the opposite direction against traffic.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Marvellous Ogbonna told the court that Johnbull Emoabilo, 30, Hassan Ibrahim, 62 and Isiaka Abiodun, 25 committed the offence on November 22, 2017 at about 8am along Leventis Motor, Apapa.

Ogbonna said each of the truck drivers drove their trucks on the public highway in a dangerous, reckless manner and drove against traffic along Leventis Motor, Apapa.

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Emoabilo drove DAF Truck with registration number AKD 466 XB, Ibrahim drove Mack Truck with registration number FST 271 XJ and Abiodun drove Scania Truck with registration number AAA 596 XA.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 20(4) Vol. 45 Lagos State Traffic Law 2012.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge brought against them. 

The Magistrate, Mrs Adenike Alaka, granted each defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with one reliable surety.