Kaduna state government realised N1.9m from lockdown violators in 2 days

Nasir Elrufai, Kaduna State Government
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Elrufai

Kaduna state government says N1.9m was realised from lockdown violators in 2 days

This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney-general in the State, Aisha Dikko

Dikko said that the sum was acknowledged as fines from a conviction of the lockdown violators in the state

Kaduna state government said it has raised about a total amount of N1.9 million in two days from violators of the lockdown directive forced on the state to reduce the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Trust reports that the state government, through the Commissioner of Justice, said 605 guilty parties were sentenced between Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, for breaching the lockdown order in the state.

The Ministry included that about N1,909,600 was acknowledged as fines from the conviction and 41 guilty parties were given community services.

A statement signed by the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney-general, Aisha Dikko, said a breakdown of the offences indicated that individuals were indicted for offences, such as inability to wear face covers in the public and disregarding the limitation movement in the state.

The state government had set up mobile courts on April 24, to immediately try lockdown order violators at explicit areas, such as Kakuri, Kawo, Magajin Gari, Rigasa, Sabon Tasha and Maraban Rido. Others are Rigachukun, Kaduna-Kano fringe and Abuja-Kaduna road.

The Commissioner of Justice cautioned that violators may similarly have their motorcycles, tricycles or motor vehicles appropriated and relinquished to the government emphasise that, “infringement of stay at home directive and not wearing face cover draw in a fine of N5,000 each.

“Then again, not keeping up physical distancing pulls in a fine of N7,000”.

“The unapproved riding of bikes and tricycles during the lockdown, just as driving motor vehicles, trucks and transports, draw in N5,000, N10,000, N20,000, N30,000, N20,000 individually,” she expressed.