An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Justice Afia Owusua Appiah has fined six people a total of GHS86,400 for attending a birthday party at Teshie in violation of the restriction imposed on public gatherings in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
They are Amadi Mine, Precious Aboy-Iyen, Marshal Oviegjare, Godsway Fejiro, Elliot Sharker and David Amos.
Each of the culprits was sentenced to a fine of 1,200 penalty units (GH¢14,400) by the court. In default, the six convicts will each serve five years in prison.
All the six pleaded guilty to conspiracy not to comply with restrictions imposed by the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) and failure to comply with Act 1012.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Gulliver Tenkorang, told the court that the six were part of a group of 50 who attended a birthday party at Teshie First Junction on Saturday (April 18).
According to him, the partygoers took to their heels when the police got there but were able to arrest the six.