Abuja driver who stripped naked after flouting lockdown sentenced to 6 months in jail

A cab operator in Nigeria’s capital, Emmanuel Imhoudu who stripped naked to resist arrest after his vehicle was impounded by security operatives, has been dished a 6 months jail sentence for violating the lockdown order issued by the federal government. Video emerged last week showing the aggrieved driver protesting his arrest and seizure of his car for defying the stay-at-home directive on Monday April 13, by stripping completely naked.

He was heard saying in the 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.