Court convicts 47 for face mask violation, others



A mobile court in Benin, Edo State capital, has convicted 47 persons for violating COVID-19 guidelines, parking and displaying wares in unauthorized places, among other offences.

Mobile Court
Mobile Court

Thirteen people were convicted for face mask violation, 25 for parking, eight for displaying wares in unauthorized places and one for collecting waste without accreditation.

The Prosecutor, G. Odoyibo, read the charges to the hearing of the suspects before the court and all of them pleaded guilty.

The Magistrate, Mutairu Oare, sentenced those convicted for face mask violation to two days community service with option of N2,000 fine each, and ordered the other convicts to pay various amounts of money as fine.

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