A mobile court in Egor Local government Area of Edo has sentenced 12 people to community service for trading in an unauthorised place and violating directives to wear face masks in public places.
The state prosecuting counsel, Isaac Omokhide-Kadiri, said they were apprehended at Wire Road and Uselu axis of the town.
He said some of the accused were apprehended while trading in an unauthorized place, while others were arrested in public places without face mask.
According to him, the suspects pleaded guilty to the offence.
Presiding chief magistrate, Mutairu Oare directed the convicts to carry out community services in line with the state government’s non-custodial regulation.
The punishment include clearing drains, shrubs, picking of trash, compulsory community sensitisation and grass cutting, among others.
The sentences ranged from one day to three days of non-custodial community service.