Motorcyclist jailed 24 months for riding without side mirror, licence Tuesday, 14 August 2012 An Osogbo Senior Magistrates’ Court HAS sentenced a 19-year-old motorcyclist, Oyedele Tunde, to 24 months imprisonment with hard labour, for riding without side mirror and valid rider's licence. Tunde was arraigned on a four-count charge of riding on the highway without side mirror, valid licence, safety helmet and riding an unregistered motorcycle. The convict was, however, given an option of N1,500 fine on each of the counts. The Police Prosecutor, Cpl Okedara Abimbola, told the court that the convict committed the offences on Aug. 6, at Igbonna area of Osogbo. According to Abimbola, the offences committed are contrary to and punishable under Sections 4, 7, 34 and 25(1) of Road Traffic (amendment) Laws of Osun 2008. The convict, who had no legal representation, pleaded guilty to the four-count charge and prayed the court for leniency. In his judgment, Senior Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, said that cautioning the suspect would not serve as deterrent to others, especially motorcycle operators, who find pleasure in disobeying traffic law. Aluko,therefore, sentenced the convict to six months imprisonment on each of the counts ``or pay a fine of N1,500 on each count.” He ordered that the sentences should run concurrently. = = = = = = = = = Fricking hell. That is ROUGH justice!