The Mobile Courts established by the Kano State Government to enforce compliance with the stay-at-home order has convicted 400 defaulters in the past three days, according to Mr Baba Jibo, spokesman of the State’s Judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, on April 27, ordered a 14-day total lockdown of the state to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jibo said the mobile courts were established to try defaulters during the lockdown period and any other issues related to the order.
He disclosed that the courts had convicted hundreds of defaulters between Thursday and Saturday, adding that they were subjected to community service punishment to sweep some selected areas.
Jibo added that the convicts were also sentenced to fines ranging from N200 and above as penalties for their offences, while others were asked to embark on the sensitisation of their communities on the effect of COVID-19.
“We also arrested some tricycles with 11 persons violating the lockdown order, and a vehicle conveying over 1,000 touch lights heading to Falgore area of Tudun Wada Local Government of the state.”
According to him, the vehicle and the passengers were handed over to the Police for further investigation.
The courts had earlier convicted 135 defaulters between Monday and Tuesday.