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Tricycle Rider Sentenced To Jail Over Assault on FRSC Officials In Benin

FRSC reacts to viral video of some of its officers clashing with a tricycle  rider in Edo state

FRSC reacts to viral video of some of its officers clashing with a tricycle  rider in Edo state

A tricycle rider has been sentenced by a Magistrate Court to three months imprisonment for attacking patrol operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Benin, Edo State.

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The tricycle rider, Mr Adeshina Adeyemo, was sentenced on Monday, January 11, 2021, for the offence he committed on July 16, 2020.

Adeyemo had stripped himself naked, attacked the operatives and inflicted damages on their patrol vehicle along Sapele-Benin Road.

 

He was arraigned with a case file number MEV/117C/2020 before Snr Magistrate F. Ojehumen of the Evbuoriaria Magistrate Court B on a two-count charge bordering on conducting himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the public peace; and for maliciously damaging FRSC patrol vehicle during patrol operations along Sapele-Benin road on July 16, 2020.

The Defendant was found guilty as charged, but in line with the 2019 sentencing guidelines, the Magistrate noted that he was entitled to Allocutus, as such, the sentence was mitigated.

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Adeyemo was asked by the court to pay the sum of N5,000 or face one-month imprisonment for the first count charge against him.

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For the second count charge, the tricycle rider was asked to pay N41,000 or face two months imprisonment.

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