Court sentences 17 offenders to community service in Edo for breaking COVID-19 protocols
17 individuals were accused of violating COVID-19 protocols by the Edo Magistrate Court sitting in Oredo Magisterial District.
They were arrested in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state for breaching the curfew imposed by the state government limiting movement between 10 pm and 5 am.
After they all pleaded guilty, the Chief Magistrate of the Mobile Court, Bright Eraze Oniha, sentenced the violators to three hours of community service inside the court premises as punishment.
The 17 persons arrested and convicted included: Emmanuel Chukwuka Abraham Timothy, Ikechukwu Ekeh, Festus Sylvester, Amadin Osazee; Owie Ben; Jessica Efe; Festus Osifo; Abigail Emmanuel; Samuel Sunny; Friday Iyoke; Chukudi John; Samuel Omobobule; Gift Obi; Ojo Ibrahim and Abdullahi Umar.
Nine of the convicts were arrested at Adenyan, six in New Benin, and two others at Aduwawa, all in Benin City, the state capital.
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