The trial of Hannover’s worst taxi-driver, Nihad S. (49) has begun.
In July 2013 this family man (father of three) brought pensioner, Brigitte C., to her apartment. Then he became intrusive. The prosecutor Stefan Dach said, “In her apartment, he pushed her onto her bed. The woman tried to push him away.”
During the assault, the doorbell rang and he fled. The police, on the same day, found and arrested him.
At the trial, the German-Iraqi admitted everything. “I am a helpful person, driving many women, I have never had any problem. I am sorry.”
Victim advocate Anke Geißler said, “That was some brutality there. My client thought that at her age she would be safe from sexual attacks.”
The verdict: two years on parole (i.e., suspended sentence). In addition, the taxi driver must pay the victim €3600. Judge Jörn Thyen said, “He has shown remorse, and has spared the victim from testifying.”
The taxi firm where the horror-driver worked has fired him. The city is reviewing the case, with a view to withdrawing his taxi license.