rape, bail, 1 million, motorist, toutA 20-year-old suspected motor park tout, Awalu Shaibu, has been sentenced to one month in prison for slapping a motorist.

This verdict was given by a Karmo Upper Area Court in Abuja, on Tuesday.

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Police prosecutor Florence Auhioboh told the court that the accused who works at Jabi motor park, Abuja, committed the offence on Aug. 15 at Jabi at about 11.40 a.m. when the complainant was driving towards Jabi Conoil Filling Station.

According to Auhioboh, the complainant was driving towards Jabi Conoil Filling Station, when the traffic light stopped him. But as the complainant moves with the green light popping up, the accused slapped him for no reason.

The prosecutor added that the slap confused the complainant who lost control and hit an oncoming vehicle.

The offence contravenes Section 265 of the Penal Code.

Shaibu pleaded guilty to the charge of assaulting a motorist in the traffic and begged the court for leniency.

The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, gave him a one-month jail term verdict or an option of N5,000 fine.

Sadiq said the punishment would serve as a deterrent to others and warned the convict to desist from committing any crime.