By Thompson Yamput
A Mobile Court sitting in Mangu Local Government Area in Plateau has convicted a total of 225 persons for violating the lockdown imposed by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mr Luka Pam, the Prosecutor disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Mangu.
Pam said that 425 persons were brought before the court between April 10 and May 20 for allegedly violating the lockdown order, out of which 225 were convicted.
“During the period under review, 40 of the convicts were quarantined while 65 did community services as their punishment for violating the lockdown directive.
“We all know how dangerous the COVID-19 is, but it’s very unfortunate how some residents will deliberately flout government orders,” he said.
He called on the public to be patriotic and keep to the government directives aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly virus in the state. (NAN)