A 26-year-old tricycle driver, Labaran Ibrahim, was on Tuesday sentenced to three months in imprisonment by a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja, for causing multiple accidents while driving dangerously.
The convict, who is a resident of Kado Life Camp in the metropolis was found guilty for causing serious accident.
Senior Magistrate, Zubairu Mohammed, who sentenced Ibrahim, after he pleaded guilty, however, gave him a N5, 000 option fine.
“Labaran Ibrahim is hereby sentenced to three months in prison, with an option of N5,000 fine” Mohammed said.
Sgt Odigri Onuh, the police prosecutor had earlier told the court that Ibrahim was reported at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on May 23 by some police officers.
“The accused person, who was riding a tricycle with registration number AKD 946 QC, on May 23, rode on a highway in an uncontrolled manner” Onuh said.
He said that Ibrahim drove recklessly against traffic along the Ultra-Modern Market Road, Kado, Abuja, where he lost control and rammed into another tricycle with registration number QT 426 EPE, owned by one Ibrahim Aminu.
The prosecutor further told the court that the other tricycle Ibrahim rammed into somersaulted and crashed into another stationary Hyundai vehicle with registration number BR 49 KUJ owned by one Emmanuel Moses.
According to him, all the tricycles involved in the accident were badly damaged, and that a passenger, Mrs Stella Binang of Dape Village, Abuja, who was in the tricycle of the convict sustained severe injuries.
Onuh revealed that Mrs Binang, who was quickly taken to hospital for medical attention was diagnosed of a fractured hip bone, adding that she was still receiving treatment.
The prosecutor informed the court that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 28 and 29 of the Road Traffic Act.