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Thursday, 9 April 2020

202 joggers, cyclists, loiterers arraigned in Lagos for defying lockdown order

202 persons were today arraigned before two mobile courts at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti, Yaba in Lagos state for violating the movement restriction order in the state.


A task force team empowered by the state government this morning arrested the defaulters at 15 areas in the state including Yaba, Agege, Ogudu/Ojota and Iju while they were either jogging, cycling or loitering. 


They were immediately arraigned before Magistrates Makanju Oshodi and Nurudeen Layeni on a one-count charge of violating the Social Distancing Directives contrary to Regulation 1(1) of the COVID-19 Regulations which is punishable under Section 5 of the Public Health Law of Lagos State, 2015. They all pleaded guilty.


The courts presided over by Magistrates Makanju Oshodi and Nurudeen Layeni,  found them guilty and ordered them to pay fines ranging from N5, 000 to N10, 000 to the Lagos state government.


The courts also ordered them to immediately begin a two-hour community service.

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