202 joggers have been arraigned before two Lagos Mobile Courts for violating the coronavirus lockdown order in Lagos state.
Officials of the Lagos State Taskforce had arrested the fitness addicts on Thursday morning at over 15 areas in Lagos including Yaba, Agege, Ogudu/Ojota and Iju areas of the metropolis while they were either jogging, cycling or loitering.
The trial held at the State Force Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Panti, Yaba, before two Magistrates, Mrs Makanju Oshodi and Mr Nurudeen Layeni of the Lagos Mobile Courts.
They all faced a one-count charge of violating the social distancing directives of the Lagos State government contrary to Regulation 1(1) of the COVID-19 Regulations and punishable under Section 5 of the Public Health Laws of Lagos State 2015.
The violators who mostly plead guilty to the charge and were ordered to pay fines ranging from N5,000 to N10,000 to the Lagos State Government.
They were in addition ordered to immediately commence a two-hour community service.