FCT court convicts 72 over COVID-19 protocols, seals 2 places | Dailytrust

FCT court convicts 72 over COVID-19 protocols, seals 2 places

An FCT mobile court sitting at Eagle Square has convicted 72 violators of the COVID-19 health protocols.

The chief magistrate, Idayat Akanni, sentenced the violators to one-week community service with an option of N2,000 fine each.

The prosecutor, Udeme Umana, had told the court that the violators were caught without facemasks, while some of them who had it did not wear it properly.

Ikharo Attah, Head, Media and Enlightenment of FCTA COVID-19 Enforcement Team, said the administration desires to sustain the enforcement.

He said the mandate of the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello and Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, on sustaining the fight against COVID-19 in the city must be adhered to.

Meanwhile, two commercial places have been shut over violation of the COVID-19 safety guidelines by the operators.

“We received several calls from residents of Karu-site that some persons keep very large gatherings at night, so we came and found them. We went to court and obtained a seal-off order for the property, Karu Paris Lounge and Cool Leo, which we have done.

“Besides the case of COVID-19 which is the key issue, these are highly populated residential areas, so the owners must revert to the originally approved use within 2 weeks. If they fail to do the needful, bulldozers will be here after expiration of the deadline.”