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Court convicts 17 for ridiculing stay-at-home mandate in Lagos

The police in Lagos on Wednesday summoned extra 17 occupants who mocked the stay-at-home request of the state government.

Those charged include: Adekunle Peter, 28; Rikwan Babajide, 18; Bukola Oyekola, 30; Kennedy Ubogu, 30; Yusuf Lawal, 25; Saheed Isiaka, 24; Olamide Wasiu, 17; Wisdom Edokpayi, 34; Michael Duyilemi, 34.

Others are: Francis Ofen, 20; Babatunde Mukaila, 19; Sunday Nwanga, 28; Ckukwuma Ifeadi, 30; Kareem Akeem, 23; Chibuzor Okonkwo, 40; Zakariyu Mohammed, 29; Olasunkanmi Akanbi, 37; Babatunde Olafusi, 40.

The litigants showed up before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on a one-tally charge of social affair and dillydallying.

The legislature had confined development of the inhabitants, requesting them to remain at home aside from if on fundamental obligation.

This is planned for checking the coronavirus pandemic.

The litigants all conceded to the charge.

The arraignment group drove by Mr. Cyril Ejiofor from the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, had told the court that they carried out the offense on April 1, at Ajegunle zone of the state.

The arraignment said the respondents spurned the stay-at-home-request of Lagos state government and were found lingering.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Dwindle Ojo, condemned the respondents to one month of network administration to be served at the Lagos State High Court from the long periods of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., every day.

“They are to guarantee that the environment and internal workplaces are kept clean consistently.

“The law was not made for entertainment only, yet for the harmony and government assistance of the individuals, the litigants must be rebuffed in like manner.

“What is a risk to the individuals was underestimated and as a joke by these individuals, and it is very shocking,” he said.

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