Fifteen persons including two Egyptians have been charged before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for violating the restriction order to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The defendants who were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate A.T. Lawal were picked up at various locations in Ado-Ekiti in defiance of the curfew and restriction of movement imposed by the Ekiti state Government.
The court after listening to the prosecution and Defence Counsels imposed fines ranging from three thousand naira and four thousand naira on them.
They were also ordered to pick refuse from Fajuyi to Okesa traffic light zone in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The court ordered the two Egyptians who were among the suspects in court to be quarantined wondering how one of them got into the state despite the closure of boundaries.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, said the prosecution of the offenders would serve as deterrent to others.
Mr. Fapohunda said enforcement of the curfew was to send a message about government’s serious on making people adhere to laws.