#COVID19: Osun Court Sends 14 To Prison For Violating Stay-At-Home Order

Osun Court Sends 14 To Prison For Violating Stay-At-Home Order

Osun Court Sends 14 To Prison For Violating Stay-At-Home Order. An Osogbo Magistrates’ court on Wednesday sentenced 14 persons to prison for contravening the stay-at-home directive of the state government, issued as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode, told the Magistrate that the suspects committed the offence on April, 8, 2020, in Osogbo, the state capital.


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According to him, by their actions, the suspects had disobeyed the stay-at-home order imposed by the government as well as conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

Kayode said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 203 and 249(D) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

All the suspects pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of disobedience to the lock down order and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace preferred against them.

The presiding Magistrate, Dr. O.A. Ayilara thereby sentenced them to 2-month imprisonment with an option of #5,000 each.

The convicts are: Adeoye Johnson, Ibrahim Babatunde, Akinloye Lukman, Owolabi Afeez, Hammed Basharu, Akinwande Saheed, Seun Agboola, Aribidesi Muideen, Sulaimon Ismail, Olaleye Moses, Alade Mayowa, Muniru Bashir, Sulaiman Basaru and Omodele Titilayo .

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