Lockdown: Kogi Government Deploys Mobile Court to Try Offenders
Kogi State Government has warned that violators of the lockdown order on Kabba-Bunu LGA risk prosecution by the Mobile Courts already established for the purpose.
This was disclosed tonight in a Press Statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo.
See text of the Statement below:
“KOGI GOVERNMENT TO DEPLOY MOBILE COURTS TO TRY VIOLATORS OF LOCKDOWN DIRECTIVE IN KABBA-BUNU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.
The decision of the Kogi State Government to lockdown Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area is a painful one, but has to be taken to ensure effective Containment of the purported outbreak of Covid-19 in the Local Government Area.
As controversial and disputed as the results of the FCT cases recorded for Kogi State are; we accept the fact that they are our citizens and live in Kabba as well as relate with people at the Local Government Area.
In line with our commitment to public health management, His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Bello has ordered a total lockdown of the Local Government to enable incident managers carry out contact tracing and massive testing.
We urge our people to fully comply with the lockdown rules as violators will be arrested and tried by Mobile Courts deployed to different parts of the Local Government Area.
Our people should persevere and obey all the rules of the lockdown which are in their best interest. We shall overcome this phase and come out stronger as a people”.