Tanker driver docked for traffic offences at Apapa

The police on Friday arraigned a tanker driver, one Muhammed Bello, before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for driving without driver’s licence and committing traffic offences at Apapa.

Bello is facing a five-count charge bothering on obstruction, inconsiderate driving, reckless driving, abandoning vehicle without ‘C’ caution and driving without a driver’s licence.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Inedu told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 4, 2018 at 1pm along UBA Junction, Apapa.

He said, “The defendant, being in charge of driving one MAN diesel truck with registration number EKY 720 XE, caused obstruction to other road users. He drove carelessly and recklessly. He abandoned the vehicle without ‘C’ caution and failed to produce the driver’s licence on demand.”

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 40(3), 18(1), 19(1), 36(1) and 28 of Road Traffic Law 2012.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him.

Magistrate Temitope Babalola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety.

He adjourned the case till May 11, 2018 for mention.