Niger state Police prosecute 204 COVID-19 order violators

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Niger State Police Command has prosecuted 204 persons in Minna Mobile Court for violation of COVID-19 ORDER 2020 of the State Government. Offences ranging from driving vehicles during the period of lockdown, organising social events/gathering, lack of wearing face mask, conveying passengers during lockdown and carrying more than the prescribed numbers of passengers required during window period.
The Police Command arrested 216 persons and charged them to court, out of which 204 persons were convicted and awarded punishment ranging from Six months imprisonment or fine of #3000 for motorcyclists/tricyclists and #5000 for vehicles drivers, while 12 persons were discharged
The Commissioner of Police,Adamu Usman therefore enjoined residents of Niger state to continue to be law abiding citizens and ensure further compliance in the interest of Public safety and should see the measure as a mean to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect lives and property in the State.

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