Niger police prosecute 204 violators of Covid-19 order

By Priscilla Campbell,

Niger State Police Command has prosecuted 204 violators of the Covid-19 Order of the state government in the Minna Mobile Court.
The state Police Commissioner, CP Adamu Usman, disclosed this in Minna, the Niger State capital.
He said the offences ranged from driving vehicles during the period of lockdown, organising social events /gathering, lack of wearing face mask.
According to him, ohers are conveying passengers during lockdown and carrying more than the prescribed numbers of passengers required during window period.

The Command explained that initially, 216 persons were arrested and charged to court, out of which 204 persons were convicted and awarded punishment, while 12 were discharged.
"Their punishments range from six months imprisonment or fine of N3,000 for motorcyclists and tricyclists and N5,000 for vehicles drivers."

The commissioner urged members of the public, particularly residents of Minna to continue to comply with the restriction of movement law in the interest of public safety.
"People should see the measure as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect life and property.”

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