Face mask violation: 50 persons detained, charged in Ogun


FILE PHOTO: Face masks

FILE PHOTO: Face masks

At least 50 persons were on Monday prosecuted for violating the protocol on the use of face masks in public places in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The violators were subjected to community service after they were arraigned at the mobile court at the governor’s office in Oke-Mosan.

They were punished to serve two hours of community service for their offences.

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The state government had in a circular issued by the State Head of Service, Selimot Ottun, said the directive would take effect from February 22, 2021.

While enforcing the law on Monday, the task force made the arrest at the state secretariat in Oke-Mosan and fifty persons were charged to the mobile court.