Lagos Arraigns 183 Lockdown Violators, Convicts 120

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Lagos Arraigns 183, Convicts 120, Lockdown Violators
Lagos State governor,, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

About 120 0ut of 183 violators of lockdown order in Lagos State were arraigned before the state mobile court and convicted on Tuesday.

Magistrates Lateef Layeni and Bimbo Oshodi-Makanju, preisede over the mobile court sitting at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, to adjudicate over allegations of violation of the lockdown order.

Reports said a number of the violators were ordered to pay fines ranging from N5, 000 to N10, 000 in addition to community services.

The officer-in-charge of the SCIID, DCP Yetunde Longe, was quoted to have confirmed that the suspects were arrested by police personnel from different divisions, and that they were charged for violating the lockdown order.

Lounge said, “When the police officers carrying out enforcement in various parts of the state brought them here, we ensured that their statements were taken, and afterwards, we took them to court for arraignment to serve as a deterrent to others.

The Coordinator of the Mobile Court, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Arinola Ogbara-Banjoko, said while majority of those charged before the court pleaded guilty and were summarily sentenced, “the remaining 10 per cent pleaded not guilty. We will be in the court on Thursday to continue with the arraignment.”

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