Mobile courts, sitting at various locations in Kano State have convicted 400 persons for violating the subsisting lockdown order imposed on the state.

Some of the convicted persons were ordered to pay fines, while others were ordered to render community services.

A police officer and an officer of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, were among the convicted persons, as they were found indulging in illegal operation of accompanying haulage vehicles, and could not give satisfactory response when quizzed by the authorities.

Others convicted include: tricycle operators and their passengers, who could not give convincing and satisfactory reasons for violating the order.

The mobile court sitting at Kwanar Dawaki, a suburb of Kano also convicted a truck driver, who was conveying over 1,000 torch lights to an undisclosed destination.

Kano State judiciary spokesman, Baba Jibo while confirming the conviction and sentencing of 400 Kano residents for violating the order, said that the offending police and NIS officers were directed to be handed over to the Kano State Police Command by the court for further investigations and execution of procedural disciplinary action against them.


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