16th May, 2020
The Ogun Mobile Magistrate Court on Saturday convicted 67 people and order them to engage in community service for four hours, involving sweeping, picking of refuse and cutting of grass.
They were among the 103 people arraigned before Magistrate Jide Ilo, who presided over the mobile court sitting in Abeokuta, for violating the stay-at-home order by the state government.
Ilo also awarded fine 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.
Their prosecution and conviction were parts of the measures put in place by the state government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The violators were arrested at Lafenwa and Ito-Osin areas of Abeokuta by the State COVID-19 Security Task Force.
They were arrested for disobeying the lockdown order and non-compliance with the compulsory use of face masks, while in the public in accordance with the state government’s directives.