Coronavirus: Kaduna govt reveals how N1.9m was realised from lockdown violators in 2 days

Coronavirus: Kaduna govt reveals how N1.9m was realised from lockdown violators in 2 days

- Kaduna state government says N1.9m was realised from lockdown violators in 2 days

- The news was announced by the commissioner of justice and attorney-general, Aisha Dikko

- Dikko said that the amount was realised as fines from the convictions of the lockdown violators

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The Kaduna government said it has realised the sum of N1.9 million within two days from violators of the lockdown order imposed on the state to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Trust reports that the state government, through the Ministry of Justice, said 605 culprits were convicted between Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, for violating the lockdown order in the state.

Legit.ng gathered that the ministry added that about N1,909,600 was realised as fines from the convictions and 41 offenders were given community service.

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Kaduna realises N1.9m from lockdown violators in 2 days

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According to the report, a statement signed by the commissioner of justice and attorney-general, Aisha Dikko, said a breakdown of the offences showed that people were convicted for offenses such as failure to wear face masks in public and violating the restriction of movement order.

The state government had set up mobile courts on April 24, to summarily try curfew violators at specific locations such as Kakuri, Kawo, Magajin Gari, Rigasa, Sabon Tasha and Maraban Rido. Others are Rigachukun, Kaduna-Kano border and Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

The attorney general warned that violators may equally have their motorcycles, tricycles or motor vehicles impounded and forfeited to the government and stressed that, “violation of stay at home order and not wearing face masks attract a fine of N5,000 each.

"On the other hand, not maintaining physical distancing attracts a fine of N7,000. Unauthorised riding of motorcycles and tricycles during the lockdown, as well as driving motor vehicles, trucks and buses, attract N5,000, N10,000, N20,000, N30,000, N20,000 respectively,” she stated.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, decried the treatment of Almajiri children.

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It was reported that the street urchins are being used for unnecessary publicity instead of them to be received with open arms.

Speaking at a media briefing on Sunday, May 10, Ganduje said the Almajiri in Kano were returned back to their home states "in good faith" and in accordance to procedures of Northern Governors' Forum.

He, however, raised an eyebrow against "noises" being made by his northern colleagues, adding that Kano state does not make politics out the repatriation of the kid beggars as some neighbouring state governments do.

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