Edo court sentences 23 for illegal parking, trading

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Benin, April 18, 2021 (NAN) A Mobile Court in Benin on Saturday sentenced 23 persons for illegal parking and displaying of wares for sale in unauthorised places.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while 16 persons were convicted for illegal parking, seven others were convicted for in unauthorised places.

Prosecuting counsel, Mr I. O Kadiri, said that the 23 offenders were apprehended within Benin metropolis.

They all pleaded liable to offences.
Presiding Magistrate, Mr Mutairu Oare, ordered 16 of them found guilty of illegal parking to pay a fine of N25,000 each.
Oare ordered remaining seven convicted of in unauthorized places to pay a fine of N2,000 each, with an option of community service by clearing drains, grass cutting, among others, within King’s Square for one hour daily, for two days.
He, however, cautioned and discharged three other persons brought before court.
The Magistrate said order was in line with the Correctional Centre’s of non-custodian regulation.