Kabba/Bunu lockdown: Kogi constitutes mobile courts to try violators

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Kogi state government has constituted mobile courts to try those who will violate the lockdown order in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state.

Duaglobalnews recalls that the state government ordered total the lockdown of the area following the index case of coronavirus identified in that part of the state,

The Acting Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice of the State, Mr.Bamidele Aina, said in a statement in Lokoja on Wednesday.

He said that the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Aljanah, constituted the courts in line with the Quarantine Act as it applied to the state.

“Notice is hereby given this 3rd day of June 2020 to the public that the Hon. Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, CON, pursuant to the order of Kogi State Government locking down Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has constituted Mobile Courts.

“This is for the trial of offenders under the Quarantine Act as applicable in Kogi state,” he said.

The mobile courts, which are at magisterial level, are to commence sitting immediately and would sit throughout the duration of the two weeks lockdown declared by the state pending further directives, according to the acting chief registrar.

Meanwhile, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, became the third African country to record over 10,000 cases of COVID-19 on May 31 when 307 new cases took its tally to 10,162.

As Africa’s biggest economy, the Federal government has continued to enforce regulations across the board even though most state governments have moved to relax restrictions.

The national response is led by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, led by Secretary to the Government of Federatiin, Boss Mustapha along with a national coordinator and relevant ministers – chief among them, Health, Foreign Affairs and Education ministries.

Lagos being the economic nerve centyer is rolling out a progressive reopening of the economy. It is the most impacted state with over 5,000 cases as of May 31. Only Cross River State had yet to record a case.

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