Ekiti Orders Arrest Of Facemask Defaulters

The Ekiti Government says it will begin to arrest those refusing to wear facemasks in public places from Monday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapounda, on Sunday told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that there would henceforth be stiffer penalties for those who fail to comply.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The commissioner said Gov. Kayode Fayemi was particularly worried about the deliberate lack of compliance with most Covid-19 regulations in the state.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He said the governor had ordered full enforcement of all other Covid-19 regulations in the state.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The commissioner cited some of the precautionary regulations ignored by residents to include compulsory wearing of face masks in public places and observance of social distancing.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He explained further that mobile courts had been established to try offenders and impose adequate sanctions such as fines and community service.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The commissioner further explained that commercial motorcyclists as well as road transport workers whose passengers refused or neglect to wear face masks would be held liable.

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