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COVID-19: Two Egyptians fined N10,000 for violating Ekiti lockdown order

COVID-19: Two Egyptians fined N10,000 for violating Ekiti lockdown order
April 02
14:49 2020

A chief magistrate court in Ado-Ekiti has convicted two Egyptians of violating the lockdown order in Ekiti state.

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Mohammed Mustapha and Mahmud Ahmed, the two Egyptian nationals, were among the 12 persons convicted.

Abdulhamid Lawal, the chief magistrate found the defendants guilty 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”.

Mustapha and Ahmed were fined N2,500 each on count one and count two, making a total of N10,000.

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The chief magistrate also ordered that the Egyptians be kept in isolation for 14 days.

“Both defendants are reasonably suspects and should be kept in mandatory isolation for 14 days, since one of them, gave evidence in court that he came into the state this morning, April 1, 2020, from Ilorin, Kwara State, ” he held.

Oladapo and Matthew, two brothers were also asked to pay five thousand naira each for riding on a commercial motorcycle during the lockdown.

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But Lawal granted relief to one Gbenga, who pleaded that he was caught in the process of trying to purchase medicine for a sick person.

 

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