135 people have been convicted for violating lockdown order in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun state
While reading the charge, the court registrar, Mr. Okayinka Adeboye said the offenders conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by deliberately failed to comply with the federal and state government lockdown order which they all pleaded to but prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Delivering the judgment, Magistrate Adebakin Soyoye sitting at the mobile court, convicted the one hundred and thirty five (135) offenders, out of which eleven (11) were cautioned and discharged while one hundred and twenty four were asked to pay N1,000 or one hour community service.
According to the judgment, seventy three (73) paid fine and fifty one (51) performed community service.
In an interview, the Head of Operation, Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), Ogun state, Mr. Taofeek Babalola lamented the rate at which people violated the stay at home order, saying that since the mobile court started operation, Sagamu had recorded the highest number of violators so far.
He enjoined transport operators and residents to.co-operate with the government in its efforts at containing the spread of the pandemic in the state, advising them to comply with all government’s directives to collectively stop the spread of COVID-19