A total of 39 people arrested by the Police Anti-Crime Unit has been convicted and sentenced to various fines for violations of the Public Health (Dangerous and Infectious Disease) Protection Regulation 2020.
Out of the total 28 individuals were convicted for violating the curfew and were sentenced to a fine of D5000 each in default to serve 6 months’ imprisonment.
11 other people were convicted for violating the Compulsory Facemask wearing Regulation and sentenced to a fine of D1000 each in default to serve 2 weeks’ imprisonment.
We continue to encourage the public to adhere to regulations.
Meanwhile, on the 10th of August 2020, five individuals were arraigned at the Magistrate Court at Essau NBR for violating the Curfew Regulation.
They were all convicted and fined D5000 each in default to serve 1-year imprisonment with hard labour.
Similarly, 11 people were convicted and fined D1000 each in default to serve 2 weeks’ imprisonment for violating regulations on Prohibition of Public Gatherings.
5 other individuals were convicted and fined D1000 for violating the Compulsory Facemask Wearing Regulations.
The public is hereby informed that operation SOS is ongoing according to plans.
The compliance level is very high and the IGP’s Office continues to commend the general public for the tremendous amount of support and cooperation.
However, the following arrests were made during the first 3 days of the Curfew enforcement:
Anti-Crime Unit 38
Bundung- Talinding 10
The list is not exhaustive as we continue to receive reports.
Our followers will be updated accordingly.
The arrested individuals are being processed for arraignment before the courts.
We continue to encourage the public to adhere to the regulations.