Mobile Court convicts 18 persons in Benin for violating face mask law



A Mobile Court in Benin Thursday convicted 18 persons violating the laws on of and parking.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports while four convicted failure to wear in public, 14 convicted parking.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Mr L.M Garuba, said the convicts, who arrested in different parts of Benin metropolis, pleaded liable to the offences.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mutairu Oare, ordered those convicted over face mask violation to pay N2,000 fine each or carry community service of clearing drains and grass cutting for one hour a day, for two days.
The 12 of the 14 convicted for parking, whose vehicles were impounded, were ordered to pay N20,000 fine each.
Oare further ordered the remaining six, who resisted arrest, absconded and abandoned their vehicles, to pay N30,000 fine each.
He said the prosecution was done in line with the dictates of the Correctional Centre of Non-Custodial Regulation. (NAN)