Edo mobile court convicts 33 tricycle operators without rider’s permit

An Mobile Magistrates’ Court in Okhoro, at Egor Government Area of the state, on Wednesday convicted 33 for operating tricycles without rider’s permit.

The Chief , Prince Mutairu Oare, convicted the 33 and ordered to pay between N3,000 and N5,000
fine each, after they had pleaded liable to the offence.

Oare also ordered the convicts to obtain the rider’s permit forthwith.

He said that if they failed to obtain the permit, parking fees would be charged on their impounded tricycles.

Oare also said that after six weeks, the tricycles would be forfeited to the state government.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Mrs I. P. Madojemu had told the court that the 33 were apprehended within Okhoro axis, riding their tricycles without permit.

Madojemu said the offence contravened Section 9(4) and item 27 of the Second Schedule of the Traffic Control and Management Agency Law, 2010.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that to obtain Rider’s permit from state Board of Internal Revenue is N10,000 and to be renewed annually with same amount. (NAN)