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Gbagada Joggers, Other Violators Bag 30 Days of Community Service, 14-Days Quarantine.

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Crackdown on lockdown violators starts offevolved as police arraign 78 offenders, impound 600 motors in Lagos.

As some Lagos residents slowly try to return to their every day grind, about 78 violators have been arrested and have been the day prior to this charged to court docket for violating the lockdown directive of the Federal Government. They have been right now sentenced to 30 days of neighborhood provider with 14 days in the isolation centre.

Also, over 600 cars have been impounded with the aid of the Lagos State police command due to the fact that the commencement of the lockdown in Lagos. The state police spokesman, Bala Elkana, who made the disclosure stated that on Wednesday, April 8, police officers on enforcement of limit of motion arrested 78 suspects for violating the stay-at-home directives of the government.

“The suspects have been arrested for taking part in soccer on major streets and having crew workout in massive numbers, thereby neglecting the ideas of social distancing. The suspects had been arraigned in Chief Magistrate Court Yaba on a one-count cost of violating the social distancing directives of Lagos State Government opposite to Regulation 8(1)( a) &(b) and 17(1) (i) of Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency prevention) Regulation 2020, an offence punishable beneath Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“73 of the suspects pleaded responsible to the cost whilst three pleaded no longer guilty. The courtroom ordered that all the suspects must be stored in authorities isolation centres for 14 days and thereafter serve one-month neighborhood service. The three suspects who pleaded no longer responsible will after watching the 14 days isolation, be introduced to courtroom for trial.”

The suspects have been arrested alongside Bush Street, Gbagada Expressway, Ogudu, Iyana Iba, Ojo Road, Ebute-Metta, Asimowu street, Itire and Ajegunle.
Chief Magistrate Peter Ojo convicted the defendants following their plea of responsible to the charge. The violators encompass the 34 out of 37 men and women arrested by way of the police whilst exercising at Gbagada and 17 out of 18 people arrested at Ajegunle.

Police counsel, Mr. A.A. Adegoke, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), instructed the courtroom that the Gbagada team dedicated the offence on Wednesday alongside with Bush Street/Gbagada Express Road/Ogudu Area. The court docket heard that the Ajegunle team dedicated their offence on April 1.

Aside the neighborhood service, Ojo ordered that the violators be first quarantined for 14 days at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Yaba, or any different clinical facility distinctive with the aid of the Lagos State Commissioner for Health. He ordered that they have to be examined twice for COVID-19 and if their end result is negative, they might also then serve their neighborhood provider at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa.

Three of the team pleaded now not guilty. They are: Adetutu Aderogbangba, Segun Joshua and Obi Okoye. The Chief Magistrate quarantined them for 14 days and adjourned until April 21 for their re-arraignment and trial.

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