The Akropong Circuit Court presided over by Her Lordship Harriet Nsembo has fined four Chiefs of Akuapem a 1,012 penalty units each.
The four were arrested and arraigned before court for failing to comply with restrictions imposed on public gathering.
The four are supposed to pay a quantified amount of GHC48,576 to the State.
The Prosecutor Detective Inspector Lukeman Suliemana told the court the four chiefs acted contrary to Paragraph 1 subsection A of the executive instrument 64 of the Restriction and Imposition Act 2020.
The four pleaded guilty to all counts and will pay the fine.
The four were at the fore front in the installation of the new Okuapehene and are said to have masterminded the flouting of the law.
The installation of the new Okuapehene saw large crowds, all there to witness the occasion and thereby flouting the ban on public gathering which is part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The four chiefs whose names are not readily known were picked up hours after the installation process of the new Okuapehene had been done at Akropong-Akuapem.
While sitting and making merry over the activities done in the morning on May 1,2020, about 10 police officers stormed the meeting of chiefs and announced their intention.
“We have been ordered to come and arrest four of your chiefs who according to information flouted the social distancing protocol against the spread of COVID-19,” one of the police officers said.
In reaction, Chief of Amonorkrom, Osim Kwatia, welcomed the police officers and handed over the four suspects who have been alleged to have masterminded the flouting of the law.