A 39-year-old man, Earnest Chukwumaobi has been sentenced to 30 days imprisonment on Tuesday, by a Mobile court of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Abakaliki, Ebonyi for violating traffic offences.
Mr. Chukwumaobi who, address was disclosed is facing a three count charge bothering on route violation, dangerous driving and assault on FRSC personnel.
He, however pleaded guilty and explained that he was rushing to meet up with an emergency.
The defendant pleaded for mercy; that he was so sorry and wouldn’t behave like that again.
The Prosecutor, Mrs Joyce Okoche told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 14, along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway, axis of the Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching, Abakaliki.
She explained that the defendant unlawfully drove against traffic, thereby committed offence punishable under the FRSC Act of 2007, section 10
The defendant also assaulted the personnel of the FRSC on duty.
The Chief Magistrate, Anthony Nwusulor in his judgment, said the court was instituted to ensure justice to all citizens and sentenced the defendant to 30 days imprisonment.