Coronavirus : 202 fitness enthusiasts arraigned in Lagos for defying lockdown order

202 persons were today arraigned before two mobile courts at Panti, Yaba in Lagos state for violating the movement restriction order in the state.

The defaulters were arrested by a task force this morning at 15 areas in the state including Yaba, Agege, Ogudu/Ojota and Iju while they were either jogging, cycling or loitering.

They were immediately arraigned before Magistrates Makanju Oshodi and Nurudeen Layeni on a one-count charge of violating the Social Distancing Directives contrary to Regulation 1(1) of the COVID-19 Regulations which is punishable under Section 5 of the Public Health Law of Lagos State, 2015. They all pleaded guilty.

The fitness enthusiasts were found guilty and ordered them to pay fines ranging from N5, 000 to N10, 000 to the Lagos state government.

The courts also ordered them to immediately begin a two-hour community service.

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