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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LEKKI TOLL: Man Jailed for refusing to pay N120

A 39-year-old man, Oladimeji has been sentenced to a week imprisonment for refusing to pay at the Lekki-Epe Expressway toll gate, by an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, in Lagos.
What caused the Wahala...
It was gathered that Oladimeji drove a red Toyota Jeep with   number plate LND 607 AC  on March 18 and refused to pay the compulsory N120 toll.
Oladimeji allegedly zoomed at full speed on getting to the toll collection point of the expressway.
Unfortunately for Oladimeji, he was apprehended later that same day when he was returning by toll collectors and security officers on the outward bound lane of the expressway.
It was reported that , the charge sheet read in part, “That you, Rozer Oladimeji, at about 3.51pm at the Toll Plaza, on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Eti Osa Local Government Area, drove a Toyota Jeep and refused to pay the toll when it was lawfully demanded from you.
 “That you, Oladimeji, drove the vehicle in a reckless manner on a public highway.”
Oladimeji was charged with two counts of reckless driving and refusal to pay a lawful toll to which he pleaded guilty.
 Police prosecutor,  told the court that the offence contravened some sections of the Road Traffic Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.
The Magistrate found Oladimeji guilty as charged and sentenced him to a week imprisonment. However,  he was given an option of N5, 000 fine, Which is better I think?
Instead of Oladimeji to Pay N120 he ended up either serving the 1 week imprisonment or paying N5000, iNaija readers whats your opinion about this? Over to you...

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