Court Convicts 16 Persons In Edo For Violating COVID-19 Preventive Guidelines

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A Mobile Court sitting in Benin City has convicted 16 persons for violating the Edo State Dangerous Infectious Diseases Prevention Regulations, put in place by the government to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

The Edo State Judiciary had in April, 2020, constituted Mobile Courts across the state to try violators of the Edo State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020, invoked by Governor Godwin Obaseki, to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The violators, who were arrested at Airport Road axis, under Oredo Magistrate District, were charged for violating government’s order on compulsory use of facemask to protect themselves and stop the infection of others. The Act is stated in Regulation 8 (6)(C) of Edo State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020.

The accused persons include Iyoha Best, Amen Ogiesoba, Ogbeide Nosa, Sandra Nosa, Adebayor Balogun and Edward Eweka.

Others are John Akpan,…



Source: Leadership Newspaper