Lagos residents that were arrested and convicted for violating “the principles of social distancing.” the violators were arrested by the police.
Lagos police spokesman Bala Elkana in a statement on Wednesday said convicted persons “were arrested playing football on major streets and having group exercise in large number.”
73 violators that were arrested persons pleaded guilty to the charge while 3 others pleaded not guilty.
The guilty persons are to be kept in Government Isolation Centers for 14 days after which they to serve a one month community service for their sentences.
And the three other suspects, which pleaded not guilty, will be brought to Court for trial after observing the 14 days isolation.