Five motorcyclists sent to jail for not wearing helmets

By Ilugbo Adebisi and Ayeni Olayinka
The Nigerian police force have on Tuesday have brought five erring motorcyclists before a magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, on the allegation of non-wearing of Protective helmet and late night movement.
According to the First information Report obtained by National Pilot, the suspects, Abdulganiyu Aduramigba, Alashupo Saheed, Tunde Bello, Moshood Atere and Adebayo Yusuf were arrested by the police patrol team led by ASP Jimoh Oladosu from ‘C’ Division Ilorin
Accused of noncompliance with the Kwara state laws which mandate the use of Safety helmets and forbids late night driving.
The five defendants unanimously pleaded guilty before the court and pray the his worship to temper justice with mercy, promising not to repeat the offences again.
The prosecutor, Moshood Adebayo, urged the court to let the accused face the full wrath of the law by telling the court to sentence the defendant as punishable under the law for violenting the law of Kwara state.
Adebayo gave reference to the law of the state under Section 11 (4) and Section 15 of the kwara state motorcycle operation (control, safety)2005.
However the defense counsel, Barrister Abdulrasheed Lawal pray the court to show his clients mercy, pointing out that all the defendant are remorseful for the fact they have committed an offense, urging the court to mitigate the punishment them.
In his ruling, the presiding magistrate, Adam Muhammad sentence the defendants to Two weeks imprisonment at Mandala Correctional facility, Ilorin with an option of paying a fine of N2,000 each.


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