Looting: Governor Lalong designates 7 courts to prosecute 307 suspected looters

Looting: Governor Lalong designates 7 courts to prosecute 307 suspected looters

- The arm of law is finally catching up with those who looted government and private properties

- In Plateau state, no fewer than 307 persons fingered to be part of the looting spree are facing prosecution

- Seven courts have been designated by the state government to try the arrested suspects

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Following the massive looting spree across Plateau state, Governor Simon Lalong said seven courts have been designated by his government to prosecute 307 people suspected to have participated in raiding properties.

Lalong made this known during the state council meeting held on Monday, October 26, at Government House Rayfield Jos.

According to Lalong, public and private businesses, as well as individuals in the state, were still prone to attack, Daily Trust reports.

Looting: Governor Lalong designates 7 courts to prosecute 307 suspected looters
Governor Lalong designates 7 courts to prosecute 307 suspected looters in Plateau state. Photo credit: SimonLalong
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Looters who have not been caught are not in the clear yet as a massive manhunt for their arrest has been ordered by the governor. He told security agencies to go after them and ensure materials are recovered while the culprits were prosecuted.

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Members of the public have also been warned against consuming some of the looted food items which are reportedly poisonous and not safe for consumption.

Others have been advised not to patronise product of these looters so as not to get into trouble with the law.

It would be recalled that residents of Plateau discovered a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored on Saturday, October 24.

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Legit.ng reported that the looting spree continued in Jos on the morning of Sunday, October 25, despite the reinstated 24-hour curfew imposed by Governor Lalong in two local government areas of the state.

It would be recalled that in clear dismay that followed the EndSARS protest, suspected hoodlums and hungry Nigerians have been breaking into stores and strategic reserves to loot food items and everything on sight.

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