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Court Sentences 14 Persons to Two Months Imprisonment For Breaching Sit- at-Home Order

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

An Osogbo Magistrate Court has sentenced 14 persons to two months imprisonment for breaching the sit-at-home order of the State Government.

The convicts are ; Adeoye Johnson, Ibrahim Babatunde, Akinloye Lukman, Owolabi Afeez, Hammed Basharu, Akinwande Saheed, Seun Agboola, Aribidesi Muideen, Sulaimon Ismail, Olaleye Moses, Alade Mayowa, Muniru Bashiru, Sulaiman Basaru and Omodele Titilayo.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode informed the court that the convicts committed the offence on April, 8, 2020 at about 11:30am in Osogbo, Osun state capital.

He said the convicts did “disobey the state government lockdown/stay at home order and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 203 of the Criminal Code CAP 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

He further alleged that the convicts did conduct themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by deliberately failed to comply with the state government lockdown/stay at home order and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(D) of the Criminal Code CAR 34 Vol II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The convicts pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of disobedience to lockdown order and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace slammed against them.

The presiding Magistrate, thereby sentenced them to two months imprisonment with an option of N5,000 fine and one day community service in the court premises.

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