Lagos sentence lockdown violators to 30-days community service

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Lagos residents violating the lockdown order
Lagos residents violating the lockdown order

The Police in Lagos on Wednesday said 78 violators of the Coronavirus lockdown have been arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to 30-day community service.

The police also said the violators would observe compulsory 14-isolation, adding that 600 vehicles have been impounded so far.

Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in a statement on Wednesday that police officers on enforcement of restriction of movements order arrested 78 suspects for violating the stay at home directives of government.

“The suspects were arrested playing football on major streets and having group exercise in large number, thereby neglecting the principles of social distancing.

“The suspects were arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba on one count charge of violating the social distancing directives of Lagos State Government contrary to Regulation 8(1)( a) &(b) and 17(1)(i) of Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency prevention) Regulation 2020.

“It is an offence punishable under Section 58 Public Health Law Cap P16 Laws of Lagos State, 2015. Seventy three of the suspects pleaded guilty to the charge while 3 pleaded not guilty. The Court ordered that all the suspects should be kept in Government Isolation Centres for 14 days and thereafter serve one month community service.

“The three suspects who pleaded not guilty will after observing the 14 days isolation, be brought to Court for trial,” he said.

The suspects were arrested along Bush street, Gbagada expressway, Ogudu, Iyana Iba, Ojo road, Ebute Metta, Asimowu street Itire and Ajegunle.

They include:

1. Meeks John 29 years

2. Kingsley Jacob 28 years

3. Anthony Fashanu 28 years

4. Chukwuma Okwubaba 28 years

5. Luke Eboro 43 years

6. Kenneth Obasuyi 64 years

7. Julius Joel 41 years

8. Victor Tamund 38 years

9, Egbo Nnamdi 40 years

10. Fortune Sunday 26 years

11. Faith Omoefe 24 years

12. Abdulsalam Ahmed 27 years

13. Rabiu Aslam 20 years

14. Phil Omoefe 32 years

15. Adetutu Adurogbanpa 30 years

16. Gbadamosi Oluwakemi 30 years

17. Segun Joshua 24 years

18. Amaka Chuks 28 years

19. Edokpe Eric Emeka 37 years

20. Ismaila Kareem 24 years

21. Nduke Kingsley 22 years

22. Barnabas James 48 years

23. Adeleke Sunday 37 years

24. Ibrahim Olaniron 26 years

25. Daniel Oduma 31 years

26. Bashua Oluwaseyi 45 years

27. Folajin Ebunoluwa 21 years

28 Folajin Feyi 59 years

29. Joshua Oyenusi 30 years

30. Adam Abdulrahman 25 years

31. Ayomide Adenuga 20 years

32. Omoniyi Oladayo 37 years

33. Bamidele Stephen 47 years

34. Chison Onwusoron 18 years

35. Oloruntoba Aisha 31 years

36. Obi Okoye 32 years

37. Olagoke Onuoluwa 28 years

38. Akeem Ikeoluwa 43 years

39. Yakubu Musa 27 years

40. Segun Michael 27 years

41. Idris Abdulsalem 22 years

42. Shittu Okikiola 26 years

43. Adebayo Adewunmi 44 years

44. Isiola kazeem 30 years

45. Ojo Moses 21 years

46. Nzube Nwaenyi 22 years

47. Kingsley Hosea 28 years

48. John Christopher 22 years

49. Saheed Lawal 34 years

50. Chibuike Ogbor 31 years

51. John Felix Adekanye 30 years

52. Adekunle Peter 28 years

53. Rilwan Babajide 18 years

54. Bukola Oyekola 30 years

55. Ubogu Kennedy 30 years

56. Yusuf Lawal 25 years

57. Olamide Wasiu 17 years

58. Shares Isiaka 24 years

59. Wisdom Edokpayi 34 years

60. Duyilemi Micheal 34 years

61. Ofen Francis 30 years

62. Mukaila Babatunde 19 years

63. Nwanga Sunday 28 years

64. Chukwuma ifeadi 30 years

65. Kareem Akeem 24 years

66. Chibuzor Okonkwo 40 years

67. Tosin Oluwadamilare 24 years

68 Zakariyu Mohammed 29 years

69. Olasunkanmi Akanbi 37 years

70. Babatunde Olafusi 40 years

71. Idowu Amuza 25 years

72. Kehinde Oke 20 years

73. Dayo Adegoke 20 years

74. Nachi Emeka 18 years

75. Akpede Isaiah 19 years

76. Akpede Joshua 17 years

77. Akanbi Afeez 18 years

78. Tosin Oluwadamilare 24 years

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