COVID-19: Singer Jaywon arrested for beating curfew in Lagos

COVID-19: Singer Jaywon arrested for beating curfew in Lagos

- Nigerian singer, Iledare Olajuwonlo James, popularly known as Jaywon, has been arrested in Lagos

- The music star was arrested by the police for beating the COVID-19 curfew put in place by the state

- Jaywon was intercepted by the policemen stationed at Dolphin estate at about 11pm for violating the curfew

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The coronavirus pandemic led to many governments around the world taking great measures to protect the lives of its citizens, which mostly includes the putting in place of a lockdown.

Well, in some third world countries, the lockdown was difficult to maintain because of the high number of people who depends on their daily income to make ends meet.

In order to make things easier for everyone, the government in Nigeria decided to ease the lockdown but it had some rules and regulations, some of which includes the usage of facemasks and the enforcement of curfews.

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Nigerian singer, Jaywon, has been arrested by the Nigerian police for beating the curfew put in place by the government. The music star was found driving around 11pm around Dolphin estate on Monday, May 4, 2020, and was taken into custody.

The This Year crooner was later taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Yaba where he was charged before a mobile court.

Jaywon was fined N10,000 and also 30 minutes of community service. The singer was reportedly one of the 179 people apprehended by the police for beating the curfew and refusing to wear face masks.

Just recently, reported that actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, were convicted and sentenced to 14 days community service as well as N100,000 fine each for violating the COVID-19 lockdown measures in Lagos.

The couple had hosted a birthday party at their home in Lagos with a large number of people in attendance as against the guidelines ordered by the state.

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