Twelve persons have been found guilty in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, Magistrate Court on Wednesday for violating the Ekiti State Coronavirus (Prevention of Infection) Regulations, 2020.
The defendants who were picked up at different locations in the state were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, an fined for disregarding the curfew imposed by the state government to contain the spread of Covid-19. They included two Egyptian nationals and ten Nigerians.
They were tried before the court on two counts bordering on “violating the Provision of Regulation 2(1)(b) punishable under Regulation 12 of the Provisions of Ekiti State Coronavirus (Prevention of Infection) Regulations, 2020 made pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, Cap Q2, LFN, 2004” and “without lawful excuse driving or riding in violation of the order contrary to and punishable under Section 202 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”
The court after listening to the prosecution and Defence lawyers imposed fines ranging between three thousand naira and four thousand naira on them.
They were also ordered to pick waste from Fajuyi to Okesa traffic light zone in the state capital.