One of the people of Osun State recently arrested for violating the Coronavirus protocols, Tolulope Olagunju, reportedly slumps while standing trial in Osogbo before an Osun State Magistrates ‘ court.
We heard that in Osogbo, the state capital, the Olagunju was arrested along with 55 others for walking around in the public without wearing their face masks. sports questions
Olagunju, who was arraigned alongside an expatriate, Elisan Mohammed, and others on Tuesday, reportedly slumped just after her charge was read out during the court session. However, another defendant, We heard, brought her return to the seat.
Speaking before the trial, police prosecutor Mr Adekunle Adeniyi told the court that “on August 4, 2020, at 11.30 am, the 56 defendants engaged in conduct likely to cause an infringement of public peace by refusing to meet the guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.”
According to Adeniyi, “the crime was contrary to Section 249(d)(3) of the Laws of the Penal Code of Osun State of Nigeria 2002 and punishable.”
He also claimed that by resisting lawful arrest and attacking an NCDC officer, Mrs Fadare Grace, one of the defendants, Mr Siju Ajewole, had obstructed the cause of justice.
The defense counsel Najite Okobe, on his part, begged the court to advise and release the arrested men, as they all pleaded guilty to the charges.
Nonetheless, in his decision, the Magistrate, Mr. Adebayo Ajala, convicted the defendants and sentenced 53 of them to two hours of community service without a fine option, while Ajewole, who had been arraigned for assault, was sentenced to two extra hours of community service or a N2,000 fine option.
He, however, cautioned and discharged Olagunju, a pregnant woman, and one Damilare Ajani, on health grounds.
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