Again, 11 convicted for violating COVID-19 regulations in Edo

Similarly, a mobile court sitting in Benin, Edo State, headed by a Chief Magistrate, Bright Oniha, on Tuesday convicted 11 persons for disobeying COVID-19 regulations.

The convicts that were arrested at various locations in the state capital, Benin City, pleaded guilty to the offence.

The court ordered the convicted persons to carry out three hours of community service within the premises of the Edo State High Court, Benin City.

Two other persons, Miss Stephine Francis and Mr. Uti Christopher, who pleaded not guilty were discharged and acquitted by the magistrate on the grounds of no witness to the alleged offence.

The 11 persons convicted by the court are Comfort Okoh, Hizobus Maris, Doris Idada, Habibat Osayande, Emmanuel James, Friday Peter, Joseph Nwigbo and Ola Michael.

Muhammed Tanko and Bako Chime were convicted for disobeying the restrictions of movement order.

Also, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has hailed the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, for his administration’s response to the disease.

Lead, Presidential Task Force COVID-19 Profile, Prof. Ehimario Igumbor, said this on Tuesday as his team commenced a five-day official visit to Edo, to provide supportive supervision to the state’s response to COVID-19.

He said, “We are very grateful to see the command that the governor has around the response and all that he is doing to support the activities of the public health response.”


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