By Douglas Mojaye
A Mobile Magistrate court sitting in Ughelli, Delta state on Thursday convicted 12 persons for violating the state government sit- at-home order.
Nineteen persons were brought before the court for prosecution by Mr. E. A. Adjugo who is the presiding magistrate over various rage of violation of the stay at home order, out of which 12 were sentenced with option of fines while Seven (7) were discharged and acquitted by the court.
The prosecutor told the court that some of the accuse and convicted where picked up in beer parlors, streets and their place of business.
The prosecuting Counsel who represented the Attorney General and commissioner for justice Delta State, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, Assistant Director, Ministry of Justice, Delta State, Mr. Peter Daubry, and others, said, they came to enforce the order of the Governor of Delta State in their own way through the law.
Those convicted where given an option of fine ranging from 2000 to 2,500 or to one day community service and or pick debris at the Nigeria Police station for a day.
Among those discharged are, Felix Evweghurho, Isaac Barnabas, Pastor Stephen Akpirhuoka, Ajiri O., Benjamin Ikpukpu Mike Omokamre and others.
Those sentenced include Azubeke Nweke, Mrs. Gloria Udunwa, Alex Ejovi, Kingsley Maduka, Onoriode Adu, ,Victor Palmer, Obaro Awawe and Onoriode Adu, and Onoriode Adu,
After the sentence of the 12 , the prosecuting counsel advice other Deltans to Obey the state govt executive order and directive to sit at home and said those sentence who cant pay the option of fines imposed by the court will have no option than to serve their various prison terms.