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Lagos arraigns 202 fitness enthusiasts for violation of lockdown order

Lagos arraigns 202 fitness enthusiasts  for violation of lockdown order

Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned fitness enthusiasts numbering 202 at two Mobile Courts at the State Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti, Yaba for violating the lockdown order made to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease in Lagos.

Those who were arraigned were arrested jogging, cycling or loitering on Thursday morning by officials of the Lagos State Taskforce covering over 15 areas in Lagos including Yaba, Agege, Ogudu/Ojota and Iju.

They were charged before two Magistrates; Mrs Makanju Oshodi and Mr Nurudeen Layeni of the Lagos Mobile Courts.

They were charged for the violation the Social Distancing Directives which are contrary to Regulation 1(1) of the COVID-19 Regulations which is punishable under Section 5 of the Public Health Laws of Lagos State 2015.

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The violators mostly entered guilty plea and were ordered to pay fines ranging from N5,000 to N10,000 to the Lagos State Government and were ordered to immediately commence a two-hour community service.

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