Six persons have been fined by a court in Accra for attending a birthday party during the lockdown in Accra.
The six, were fined a total of GHC 86,400 by the court for attending a birthday party at Teshie, First Junction despite the President’s ban on social gatherings, which was imposed to slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
According to prosecutors, the six were part of a group of about 50 people who attended the said party on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
The police, upon a tip-off, stormed the venue and managed to arrest the six people who took to their heels alongside those at the party.
The court presided by Ms. Efia Owusua Appiah in giving her judgement explained her decision is to serve as a deterrent to other people.
Each of the convicts was sentenced to a fine of GH¢14,400 or in default serve a five-year jail term.
The convicts are Amadi Mine, Precious Aboy-Iyen, Marshal Oviegjare, Godsway Fejiro, Elliot Sharker, and David Amos.
They all pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy not to comply with restrictions imposed by the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) and failure to comply with Act 1012.