COVID-19: Ogun Mobile Court Convicts 67, Fines 33 For Flouting Stay-at-home Order
The Ogun Mobile Magistrate Court on Saturday convicted 67 people and ordered them to engage in community service for four hours for flouting the stay-at-home order imposed in the state by the government.
They were also found guilty of flouting the order mandating the use of face masks in public.
The 67 persons who were among the 103 people arraigned before Magistrate Jide Ilo, sitting in Abeokuta, are to sweep, pick refuse and cut grass.
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Ilo also awarded fines of between N1,000 and N2,000 to 33 other violators, while three others were discharged following their genuine reasons for not staying at home.
The individuals were prosecuted and convicted as part of measures put in place by the state government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the state.
The violators were arrested at Lafenwa and Ito-Osin areas of Abeokuta by the State COVID-19 Security Task Force.