A Magistrate court in Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State Capital, has fined a man of N40,000 for failure to put on a facemask in public.
The man by name Vincent Ikechukwu , is the first offender to face such penalty as failure to use a face mask has become mandatory in the state since the wake of COVID 19 Pandemic.
He is to engage in community labour for three days in addition to the fine.
Below is the charge as read to Okechukwu:
“That You Vincent Ikechuckwu at about 11am on the 8th day of May, 2020 at Fajuyi,Ado-Ekiti Magisterial district, did without lawful excuse, move without wearing a cloth face mask, thereby violating the provisions of Regulations 4 (2) (a) of Regulation 4 Punishable under Regulation 12 of the Ekiti State Coronavirus (Prevention of infection) Regulations 1-4 ,2020 made pursuant to section 8 of the Quarantine act, Cap Q2, LFN, 2004″