Lagos court orders 34 joggers to be quarantined for 14 days

Lagos court orders 34 joggers to be quarantined for 14 days

- A Yaba magistrates’ court in Lagos has ordered that 34 people be quarantined for 14 days for jogging on the Gbagada-Oworonsoki expressway

- The court sentenced the offenders to one-month community service after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of working out in a group larger than 20 persons

- The judge said the convicted offenders should be quarantined at the infectious diseases hospital Yaba or any other place designated by the government

A Yaba magistrates’ court in Lagos has ordered 34 persons to be quarantined for 14 days for jogging on the Gbagada-Oworonsoki expressway in violation of the social distancing directives of the Lagos state government.

The court sentenced the offenders to one-month community service after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of working out in a group larger than 20 persons, The Nation reports.

Lagos court orders 34 joggers to be quarantined for 14 days
A Yaba magistrates court convicts 34 joggers for violation of the social distancing directives of the Lagos state government
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The judge said the convicted offenders should be quarantined at the infectious diseases hospital Yaba or any other place designated by the government.

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Three others pleaded not guilty.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that hundreds of Lagos residents violated the lockdown order of the federal government by taking part in group exercise sessions.

The incident was reported to have occurred at Aruna, Agric axis, Ikorodu road and also Gbagada on Tuesday, April 7.

More surprising is the fact that those who took part in the incident did not adhere to social distancing advice.

The federal government on March 29, ordered the lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as Lagos and Ogun states.

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The directive was also aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus across the states and by extension, the country.

The lockdown, which started on March 30, has witnessed huge compliance in the states, but some Nigerians have complained that the lockdown has made life challenging for them.

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In another report, some Lagos residents who went to exercise around Gbagada have gotten in trouble with soldiers for flouting the lockdown order.

In a photo shared on twitter, soldiers were seen punishing the residents who were caught by asking them to do frog jump.

Meanwhile, Nigerian identified as Ambassador Shola Agboola has joined other Nigerians distributing relief materials to people amid coronavirus lockdown.

Ambassador Agboola made the kind gesture in his hometown of Ila-Orangun in Osun state, where he donated to the elderly ones and widows.

He took to his Facebook page to share the humanitarian work and posted pictures.

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