427 violators arrested in Anambra, Kaduna, Delta

From Nwanosike Onu, Awka, and AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Some 427 violators of movement restriction order have been arrested, some prosecuted in Anambra, Kaduna and Delta states.

42 violators were arrested by police in Anambra. Eight vehicles were also impounded in the state, spokesman Mohammed Haruna said on Wednesday in Awka, the state capital.

Haruna said the suspects have been arraigned and granted bail.

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In Kaduna 311 persons were convicted for breaching the movement restriction order.

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Aisha Dikko said in a statement on Wednesday that the “convictions were made by eight mobile courts set up last week to  try residents who flout the restriction of movement order and other  Covid-19 Protocol violations”.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Command in Delta has impounded over 400 vehicles for violating COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

Mr Fatai Bakare, the Acting Sector Commander said on Wedesday in Asaba, the state capital, that the command also arrested and profiled a total of 74 persons at mobile courts for prosecution over violation of the lockdown order.


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