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Man jailed for not wearing face mask



A 45-year-old man, Jonathan Ukonwe, was on Wednesday sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for not wearing face mask and resisting arrest.

Ukonwe was arraigned at an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on three counts bordering on resisting arrest, deliberate refusal to wear face mask and assault.

The convict pleaded guilty to two counts, while he pleaded not guilty to the offence of assault of Meshack Funmilola of Amotekun Corps.

Magistrate Opeyemi Badmus convicted and sentenced Ukonwe to 30 days imprisonment on the two counts, or N15,000 fine.

He was admitted to bail on the third count of assault with the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Police prosecutor Mr. Abiodun Fagboyinbo told the court that Ukonwe committed the offence on July 1 at about 10:30am at Olaiya Junction Area, Osogbo.


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