Those caught flouting lockdown rules to face 4years in jail - Lawyer Amaliba

Those caught flouting lockdown rules to face 4years in jail - Lawyer Amaliba

Lawyer Abraham Amaliba, a member of the Legal Team of the NDC has stated that people who defy the president's order to stay at home during the two weeks lockdown face up to four years imprisonment.

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Lawyer Amaliba, therefore, urged Ghanaians living in and around the parts of the country which has been locked down not to defy the president's order or they will be thrown into jail.

Those caught flouting lockdown rules to face 4years in jail- Lawyer Amaliba

Lawyer Amaliba, Source: UGC
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In an interview on Ahotor FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh said people found guilty of flaunting the order to stay at home will pay a fine of GHC 12,000 or face a four-years jail term.

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“The EI of the president gave the power to arrest anyone found guilty of the law and could face a jail term of 4 years or a fine of 12 thousand Ghana cedis when taken to court”, he said.

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As part of the president’s initiative to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Akufo-Addo gave a directive to the security agencies to lockdown some regions in the country.

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To control activities and prevent further spread of the virus, security personnel were deployed into the restricted zones (Accra, Tema and Kumasi) to ensure compliance.

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However, people were asked to stay at to avoid contracting the deadly coronavirus.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor has called on President Akufo-Addo to cut down the size of his government in the wake of the deadly coronavirus and the current lockdown.

He said the troubling COVID-19 and the lockdown situation that is crippling the operation of businesses leading to job cuts do not warrant a large number of Ministers and Staffers at the Presidency.

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