COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: KADUNA SETS UP MOBILE COURTS TO TRY VIOLATORS
Kaduna State government says it has set up mobile courts to try curfew violators, in its efforts ensure there is no escalation in the number of Coronavirus cases in the state.
According to a addressed to the Chief Registrar of Kaduna State High Court,on April 22, Umar said that the decision was taken by the State Executive Council to enforce the executive order.
Earlier, the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.
There have been series of Violations, which have been reported to the state government and it has threatened to hold community leaders, where violations happened, responsible.
The Deputy Governor had also threatened to review the 24 hour-lockdown, by closing the two-day weekly window of Tuesdays and Wednesdays that allows for residents to re-stock food stuff.
According to Umar, magistrates in charge of trials have already been assigned by the State Ministry of Justice.
The Magistrates will be sitting at various locations across the city starting with Kakuri, Kawo, Magajin Gari, Rigasa, Sabon-tasha, Maraban Rido and Rigachikun. He maintains
As at 23rd April, Kaduna has recorded nine cases.