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COVID-19: Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court convicts 5 lockdown offenders

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…Remands 33 others at the State Isolation Centre for COVID-19 screening and hearing of bail application

Five accused persons who violated provisions of the Rivers State Quarantine Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Other Infectious Diseases) Regulations and Executive Orders have been convicted by the Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court.

The accused persons were convicted after they pleaded guilty to a five count-charge preferred against them by the office of the Attorney General of Rivers State.

The Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court ordered the five convicted accused persons to pay fines.

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The other 33 defendants who pleaded not guilty have been remanded at the Rivers State Isolation Centre to undergo screening for COVID-19 pending the consideration of their bail applications and trial.

The Office of the Attorney General of Rivers State arraigned a total of 38 accused persons before the Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court.

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