A 27-yeats-old man, Mr Progress Raji, was on Monday arraigned before an Oredo magistrate court in Benin, for obstructing Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s convoy.
The accused who was arraigned on two counts charge before Magistrate M. O. Ojo court, however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Raji was said to have committed the offense on February 18, 2018, around Country Home road, off Sapele Road, Benin City.
The two count charges included: dangerously driving against traffic and also drove one-way thereby obstructing the Governor’s convoy.
According to the charge, the offense is punishable under section 18 of Road Traffic Law, Cap 148, Vol. 1 of former Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 now applicable to Edo State.
The second count charge is that the accused drove on the public highway with expired drivers license and thereby committed an offence punishable under regulation 42 of Road Traffic Law Cap 48 Vol. 5 of former Bendel State of Nigeria.
The counsel to the accused, Mr Mathew Adebola whoever applied for bail for the accused considering the nature of the offences.
Without objection from the prosecutor, the magistrate granted the accused bail for N20, 000 and a surety with like sum.
Magistrate Ojo further added that surety must be resident within the jurisdiction and also have a means of livelihood.
She subsequently adjourned the case to March 2, 2018 for hearing.
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