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Court Sentences Abuja Taxi Driver Who Protested Nakedly To Six Months Imprisonment



A Magistrate court sitting in the Federal Territory Capital of Nigeria, Abuja has sentenced a taxi driver, Emmanuel Imhoudu, who stripped himself naked with aim of protesting after his vehicle was impounded by security operatives in the city, to six months in imprisonment.

Imhoudu, who was seen in a video posted online protesting the seizure of his car by the FCT COVID-19 Enforcement Team.


He is to serve two months in prison for each of the three-count charges against him.

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TheWitness reported that alternatively, he is to pay N10, 000 fine on each of the counts filed against him and also make a public apology on any television network.

Speaking on why he went naked after the seizure of his taxi, Imhoudu said hunger pushed him out of his home in spite of the lockdown order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All was not well with me and my family.” he said.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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