Coronavirus: Ogun State Government arraigns 102 lockdown violators
Ogun State government has started meting out punishment to residents violating the lockdown directive given to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
102 persons have been arrested and prosecuted by the state government for violating the executive order which enjoined residents to stay at home.
According to Daily Post, the spokesman of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the arrested violators were arraigned before a mobile court at Ibara under bridge, Abeokuta.
They were arrested for allegedly flouting the stay at home order, social distancing order and not wearing of face mask.
Some arrested persons were motorcycle riders, taxi drivers, traders as well as wanderers found on the streets during the lockdown.
Akinbiyi further disclosed that 40 offenders were made to pay fines ranging between 500 naira and 2,000 naira, 46 engaged in community services for a period of four hours, while 16 were set free for pleading not guilty for genuine reasons.
As of Tuesday, Ogun State had a total number of 127 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 74 active cases while 48 patients have been discharged and five deaths recorded.
No new case was recorded by the Gateway State out of the 184 cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday.