Kaduna Lockdown: Court Convicts Islamic Cleric, Army General For Violation

 Kaduna Lockdown: Court Convicts Islamic Cleric, Army General For Violation

A mobile court in Kaduna  has convicted a renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Yusuf Sambo Rigachukun and his son, for violation of the stay-at-home order and failure to wear face masks.

The Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General Aisha Dikko who disclosed on Monday that  the duo were arrested at Kaduna State University (KASU) junction, said the cleric told the court that he violated the lockdown order because he was invited by Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) for a radio programme.

Aisha Dikko said that ‘’Rigachukun and his son were both charged for not wearing facemasks and were fined N5,000 each. In addition, the court asked the cleric to perform community service, by informing the public on how to stop the spread of Covid-19.’’

The Attorney General further revealed that an Army officer who was in full uniform, was also arrested while driving in from Abuja with three other passengers who had no face masks.

According to her; ‘’the General identified himself and said he was coming from Abuja and on an official duty. However, the court tried and convicted the other three passengers, for not complying with the stay at home order and wearing face masks.’’

She further warned Kaduna residents to desist from violating the lockdown order as the stay-at-home order is aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

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