By Osahon Osahon
An Uselu Mobile Court in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State has sentenced three violators of the curfew imposed in the state to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic to community service.
The three convicts were, however, ordered to carry out their community service at the State High Court premises in Benin.
Recall that the state government recently extended the dusk till dawn curfew it imposed to check the spread of COVID-19 by another 14 days.
The State Prosecuting Counsel, Mr Isaac Kadiri, told the Mobile Court that the three persons, who were apprehended at Ugbowo and Uselu axis, pleaded liable to the offence.
Consequently, the Presiding Chief Magistrate, Prince Mutairu Oare, ordered the convicts to cut grasses for one hour in a day, for three days, in the premises of the State High court premises in Benin, as punishment for violating the curfew.
Oare noted that community services is in line with the state government’s non-custodial regulation.
He, however, gave the convicts an option to pay N3,000 fine.