The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, has dragged 28 persons to a Mobile Court sitting at Eagle Square, Abuja for violating the subsisting Covid-19 regulations.
The 28 persons were arrested by police operatives over the weekend at Pana village, Utako.
According to a statement by the FCT Command Spokesman, Manzah Anjuguri, “the violators were arrested by police operatives at night on Saturday, August 15, 2020, and Sunday, August 16, 2020, for violating the existing 10:00pm to 4:00am Curfew and operating beer parlours and bar, which is in contrast with the Covid-19 regulations.”
The 28 defaulters who were arraigned on Monday, according to the statement include Emmanuel Amode, Tasat Dan, Kenney John, Chemizie Ibabuchi, Paul Nwafor, Ayuba Ahmadu, Yunusa Abdullahi, Ahmed Jafaru, Stephen Ovesewe, Unwadu Joseph Chimaobi, Andrew Gabriel, Uluyane Michae, Hassan Anthony, Tekun Lanre, Hamza Yahaya, Hamza Mohammed ‘m’, Kawka Sabo, Kingsley Nbachu, Edward Daniel, Iloabuchi Nwulie, Ajah Chike Moses, Tobias Goodness, Ogunkoya Mariam, Mary Aneya, Laraba Ayuba, Ajab Chuama, Promise Arifeta and Etio Patience.
The statement explained that 22 of the defaulters who pleaded guilty to charges prepared against them were convicted and fined with varying amount of money ranging between N2,000 and N3,000. They were also sentenced to one hour community service.
On the other hand, three of the defaulters who pleaded not guilty had their case adjourned for further hearing. However, three other defaulters were discharged.