12 convicted for violating COVID-19 lockdown order in Plateau


On Friday, a mobile court sitting in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau convicted 12 defaulters of the State COVID-19 lockdown order.

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that the state authorities had declared a seven-day lockdown in the entire state beginning from Thursday, April 9 midnight to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the defaulters were arrested by security operatives yesterday.

Magistrate K.K. Wang convicted and fined four persons, who were in a Mark Truck carrying empty crates of beer from Langtang North Local Government to Kaduna State.

The magistrate convicted them for contravening section 114 of Plateau State Penal Code Law 2017, were also asked to pay a fine of N10, 000 each for violating the lockdown.

The magistrate also ordered two other defaulters who were arrested on their way to Bauchi State from Masaka to pay a fine of N10, 000 each in accordance with section 114 of Plateau State penal Code Law 2017.

Wang also ordered six other persons to clear drainage systems within Barkin-Ladi Town for two days or pay a fine of N10, 000 each. He also admonished the defaulters to always be law-abiding.

“Your trial and sentencing today (Friday) will serve as a deterrent to others, who might want to disobey the laws of the land.“I hope you have learned a lesson from today’s trial and would not repeat this next time,” Wang stated.

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