About 50 persons were on Monday arrested and arraigned for violating the protocol on the use of face masks in public places in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The mobile court at the governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, where they were arraigned, prosecuted violators by subjecting them to community service for two hours.
The state government had threatened to arrest and prosecute those caught without using face masks.
The state government had in a circular issued by the State Head of Service, Selimot Ottun, said the directive would take effect from February 22, 2021.
While enforcing the law on Monday, the task force made the arrest at the state secretariat in Oke-Mosan.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order on the compulsory use of face masks, in addition to observing all Covid-19 protocols to reduce the spread of the virus.