COVID-19: Mobile Court In Kwara State Set To Try And Prosecute Lockdown Violators

In other to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, strict measures are needed in various states across Nigeria. The Kwara State Government has introduced a mobile court to prosecute those who violate the sit-at-home order. The sit-at-home order is meant to curtail the possible spread of the Coronavirus as Kwara State has recorded a total of 9 confirmed cases according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at 19th April 2020.

The statement that was made by the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Technical Committee on the Prevention of COVID-19, Kayode Alabi made it known to newsmen in the state advising residents to obey the lockdown and sit-at-home directive or face being arrested and face possible prosecution. He also advised residents to patronize and take full advantage of markets close to them in their neighborhood by foot as government are working with heads of the markets to create more markets across areas to ease the sufferings in the state and also, no private or commercial vehicles are allowed to come out on the designated days of Monday, Wednesday and Friday as those are the days set by the Government for residents to restock.

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