ABUJA-A Grade I Area Court in Abuja has handed eight taxi drivers with three months Imprisonment each for failing to paint their taxis and for also disregarding the traffic rules and regulation.

Inuwa Maiwada, sentenced Peter Ani,40; Anyebe Sunday,37; Chidi Npuzu,32; Obinna Wande, Mathew Ugwu 22; Nnamdi Ndubisi 41, Evis Monko 38, and Edward Joseph, 36, after they pleaded guilty to the charge.

Maiwada sentenced the convicts on six counts contrary to sections 43, 6(f) , 7 (1), 56, 39(3), and 17(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations, of Nigeria.

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The judge, however, gave the convicts an option to pay N2, 000 fines each.

“In default of the payment, the convicts will serve three months in prison,’’ the judge added.

Inuwa further counsel the convicts to refrain from committing crime and to be good and patriotic citizen after serving his punishment.

Ukagha said the incident occurred along Karmo road on the same date.

‘‘The convicts willfully drove their unpainted taxi, pinking and dropping passenger in an unauthorized place and hindered the free flow of traffic’’, she said

Ijeoma noted that the convicts move about with their unpainted taxi without registered license and vehicle particulars.

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