An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Wednesday docked five men over alleged disobedience to the state government’s stay-at-home order.
Kamorudeen Ibrahim, 35; Ajitunmobi Afeez, 31; Ibiyomi Damilare, 37; Azeez Kolawole, 49; and Sunday Aworogun, 24; are facing a one-count charge bordering on default of Quarantine Act.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ona Glory, told the court that they committed the offence between 8:00a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on April 8, 2020 at Modakeke-Ife.
He said that the offence contravened Section 17 (11) of the Quarantine Act Q2 Laws of the Federation, 2004 and the Public Health Law Cap 135, Laws of Osun, 2002.
Meanwhile, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defence Counsel, Mr Ben Adirieje, prayed the court to admit the accused persons to bail in the most liberal terms.
He assured that they would provide reliable sureties and would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Joseph Owolawi, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 each with one surety in like sum.
Owolawi said that each of the sureties must swear to an affidavit, reside within the court’s jurisdiction and produce three recent passport photographs.
He adjourned the case to May 14 for hearing.