Mr Baba Jibo, the Public Relations Office Kano State Judiciary says no fewer than 717 defaulters of the Presidential lockdown were arrested and convicted from Sunday to date.

 

The Public Relations Officer who disclosed this to the newsmen on Wednesday in Kano said some Imams were also arrested and punished for leading Juma’at prayer at Minjibir Local Govenment Area of the state.

 

According to him, five hummer jeeps and a truck were intercepted by the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at Kwanan Dangora, along Zaria road which each were charged to pay N150,000 for violating the order.

 

NAN recalled that the 11 courts were recently established by the Kano State Government to enforce the compliance of the stay at home order.

 

Jibo explained that the two Imams arrested were ordered to to pay N10,000 each, and also sweep the premises of the District Head of Minjibir for one week.

 

According to Jibo, those Imams would be escorted by the officials of the Correctional Service in the area.

 

He added that some of the defaulters were also giving a community service punishment to sweep some selected areas, while some were fluged.

 

According to him, some were instructed to embark on sensitisation of their community on the effect of Coronavirus disease.

 

“Another lady was arrested for violating the order, and also harassing security men and also the mobile court officials on duty.

 

“Apart from the fine she paid, she was ordered to go and sweep the premises of the Correctional Service for one week.” Jibo said.

 

Baba explained since the inauguration of the courts last week Monday, and commenced operation on Tuesday, the courts had so far punished 1,252 defaulters.

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