COVID-19: 6 Nigerians fined GHc14, 400 each for partying during lockdown

COVID-19: 6 Nigerians fined GHc14, 400 each for partying during lockdown

- An Accra Circuit Court has slapped a fine totaling GHc86, 400, on six Nigerians

- They were arrested at a birthday party during the lockdown

- They were each fined GHc14, 400 or risk serving a five-year jail term

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An Accra Circuit Court slapped a fine of fined totaling GHc86, 400, on six Nigerians who were arrested at a birthday party during the lockdown.

The accused persons are, Amadi Mine, Aboy-Iyen Precious, Marshal Ovieshare, Godsway Fejiro, Eliot Sharker and David Amos.

They were convicted on their own guilty plea to a fine of GHc14, 400 each or risk serving a five-year jail term

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The prosecution led by Chief Inspector Guiliver Tenkorang said the accused persons deserve hefty punishment to serve as a deterrent to others after asking the honorable court to temper justice with mercy.

Chief Inspector Tenkorang said the accused persons were aware of the consequences of what they did and the atmosphere in the country.

As reported by a Starr News’ Court Correspondent, all the accused persons went down on their knees before they were whisked away.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported in the president's first speech to the nation on March 15, 2020, when he announced the ban on all public gatherings.

The president, however, clearly stated that people who choose to gather should not exceed 25 and should strictly adhere to the social distancing rule.

In his seventh address to the state, President Akufo-Addo stated that Ghanaians after should still adhere to WHO's safety protocols when stepping out.

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