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Emmanuel Imhoudu, the taxi driver in Abuja whose car was impounded and stripped himself naked to prevent arrest has been sentenced to 6months in jail for defying the lockdown directives issued by the Federal Government.

During the incident when his vehicle was seized by security operative, on Monday 13th April, the taxi driver cried out saying he had a hungry family to feed and couldn’t cope with sitting at home.

He was heard saying in a viral video;

“I no dey provoke. I be Edo boy. I get children. I get wife. Na money I dey find, money to chop. No money. You tell us to stay for us. Nothing. No food.”


However following his arraignment before an Abuja Magistrate court on three count charges, the taxi driver was handed a 6 months jail sentence (two months for each count) with an option of N10,000 fine.

Emmanuel Imhoudu was also directed to make a public apology on any television network, an option an eyewitness said he chose.



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