Ahmed Backs Law Prohibiting Sale, Consumption Of Alcohol
The Illegal consumption of Alcohol in Ilorin the Kwara State capital is now expected to attract a fine not exceeding N100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
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This is a sequel to a bill that was signed into law by the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfath Ahmed on Tuesday.
The Law which is known as the Ilorin Township (Prohibition Against the Production, Sale, and Consumption of Liquor in Certain Areas) Law, 2018, prohibits any person from producing, selling, store or openly consume alcohol within specified areas in Ilorin, the state capital.
It will expand the areas where the manufacturing, sales and consumption of liquor are prohibited in the capital, Ilorin, into law.
The law states that any person who contravenes the express provision shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding N100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
Recall that on February 22, 2018, The Kwara State House of Assembly had passed the bill prohibiting the sale and consumption of Alcohol in some areas within the Ilorin metropolis and subsequently forward it to the Kwara State Governor, for assent into law.