Mobile court convicts 21 for flouting lockdown order in Adamawa

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Adamawa Lockdown

A mobile court in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, has convicted 21 persons for violating the restriction of movement order put in place by the state government to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has placed a clampdown on movement after the state witnessed an index COVID-19 case on Wednesday.

The mobile court has on Monday arraigned no fewer than 50 persons out of which 21 were convicted and sentenced to two-hour community service.

The convicts were ordered to sweep part of the Jimeta Modern market in Yola.

Magistrate Daniel John, who handed down the judgment, had acquitted 29 accused persons arraigned by the police.

Speaking earlier, spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said security forces were working in synergy to enforce the lockdown order.

He said, “We have arrested a number of motorists and they will appear before a mobile court.”

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