7th July, 2011
An Abuja Senior Magistrate on Wednesday reprimanded a 33-year old taxi driver, Jerry Jones, who was convicted of trespass and attempting to commit an offence.
Senior Magistrate Bashar Alkali told the accused who pleaded guilty to the charges to â€œgo and sin no more.â€
Police prosecutor, Paul Anigbo told the court that one Joshua Markus of Gosa, Airport Road, in the FCT, reported at Lugbe Police Station that on July 3, the accused, of the same address, was caught on the spot attempting to open his door.
Anigbo said that when the accused was questioned, he was unable to give a satisfactory account of himself.
The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to the Penal Code Law.
The accused told the court that he was under the influence of alcohol and did not know what he was doing when he was caught and arrested.
He pleaded with the court to have mercy on him and said he was a responsible citizen and had a decent means of livelihood.
The senior magistrate said that drunkenness was not an excuse for the accused to break the law, adding that drunkenness was also against the Penal Code Law.
He, however, reprimanded the accused and told him to be of good behaviour.