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Jaywon Reportedly Arrested For Defying Curfew Orders In Lagos

The Afrobeat singer pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a sum of 10K + 30 mins community service.

Jaywon was recently arrested and arraigned by the Nigerian police for violating the curfew order issued by the Lagos state government over the coronavirus pandemic.


The Lagos state government had issued a curfew order on the state as part of measures to gradually ease the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic. However, since the order was announced about 179 have been arrested for violating the order and also for refusing to wear face masks as stated by state public relations officer, Bala Elkana.

Jaywon is among the defaulters and according to Punch, the singer was intercepted by police officers monitoring the curfew order at about 11 PM on Monday, the 4th of May, 2020. The singer was then taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, where he was charged before a mobile court after his statement had been taken.

It was also stated that the singer was arraigned before a magistrate court on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, where he pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate ordered him to pay a fine of N10,000. He was also sentenced to do community service for 30 minutes.

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