135 Lockdown Violators Nabbed In Ogun
One hundred and thirty-five offenders have been convicted by a mobile court in Sagamu, Ogun State, for violating the lockdown order imposed by the state government in its efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The offenders were charged with conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by deliberately failing to comply with the federal and state government lockdown order.
They all pleaded guilty and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Magistrate Adebakin Soyoye discharged 11 out of the 135 offenders, while 124 were asked to pay a fine of N1,000 or render an hour community service.
After the judgment, 73 convicts paid fines, while 51 performed community service. The Head of Operations, Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), Ogun State, Taofeek Babalola, lamented the rate at which people were violating the stay-at-home order.
Babalola urged transport operators and residents to cooperate with the government by complying with all directives in order to collectively stop the spread of Covid-19 in the state