COVID-19: Court Sentences Man To Prison For Refusing To Wear Facemask

An Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, on Wednesday, sentenced a man, Jonathan Ukonwe, to 30 days imprisonment for resisting arrest and intentionally disobeying the constituted authority for not wearing facemask.

The 45-year-old man was arraigned for assaulting a female operative of Amotekun Corps.

The prosecutor, ASP Abiodun Fagboyinbo told the court that Jonathan assaulted one Meshack Funmilola (F) of Hunters Group of Nigeria by beating her up while performing her lawful duty on the enforcement of the use of facemask.

He said the convict conducted himself in a manner to cause breach of peace by resisting arrest and intentionally disobeyed the constituted authority and deliberately refused to wear facemask.

The three-count charge filed against the convict read; “That you Jonathan Ukonwe on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner to cause a breach of peace by resisting arrest for not wearing your facemask and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(D) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Voll. Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.


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