A Mobile Court in Kaduna State has convicted a popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Yusuf Sambo Rigachukun, and his son, for violating the quarantine order on COVID-19.
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Aisha Dikko, Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, made the announcement in a statement on Monday.
The cleric and his son were arrested at Kaduna State University (KASU) junction, for violating the stay at home order and not wearing face masks.
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The preacher explained that he was on his way to the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC), for a radio programme.
The commissioner said the duo were charged for not wearing face masks and fined N5,000 each.
“In addition, the court asked the cleric to perform community service, by informing the public on how to stop the spread of COVID-19,” the statement added.
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Dikko also said that a Kakuri Mobile Court stopped an army general at the Toll Gate area of Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
Dressed in full uniform, the general was flagged down while driving into Kaduna from Abuja with three passengers, who were not wearing face masks.
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The commissioner noted that the general identified himself, and said he was coming from Abuja on official duty.
“However, the court tried and convicted the other three passengers, for not complying with the stay at home order and wearing face masks,” she said.
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She also disclosed that 75 culprits were convicted out of 105 persons who violated the ban on inter-state travel.
According to her, they were arrested at the boundary between Kaduna and Abuja, as well as the Kaduna-Katsina border.