COVID-19: Delta govt create mobile courts to prosecute residents without facemasks

COVID-19: Delta govt create mobile courts to prosecute residents without facemasks

- Governments at all levels are employing various means to ensure COVID-19 does not spread any further in their domain

- In Delta state, mobile courts have been created to ensure compliance by residents

- The state government has also rebuilt a high court complex burnt down during the hijacked #EndSARS protests

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The Delta state government has created mobile courts for non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols to curb the spread of the virus in the state.

The Chief Judge of Delta state, Justice Marshall Umukoro, on Tuesday, February 9 announced that the courts would commence sitting across the state with immediate effect.

A statement from the Delta state government sent to Legit.ng noted that Umukoro made the announcement in Asaba, the state capital, at the reopening of the rebuilt High Court Complex which was burnt down during the hijacked #EndSARS protests in 2020.

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COVID-19: Delta state govt create mobile courts to prosecute residents without facemasks

Governor Okowa is one of the proactive governors tackling the issue of COVID-19 in his state. Photo credit: @IAOkowa
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The chief judge urged youths in the state to live within the ambits of the law, adding that most youths who fell short of the law were products of broken homes.

Speaking at the event, the Dela state commissioner for information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, said the state government was building a new high court complex that would accommodate all the judges in Asaba.

He said Governor Okowa's administration was conscious of access to justice and dispensation of justice in the state hence it embarked on the construction of the high court headquarters.

Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has revealed that the apex bank was partnering with government at all levels and the private sector to provide sophisticated health facilities in the country to address the healthcare needs of Nigerians.

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Emefiele who made the comment while on a visit to Governor Okowa in Asaba, said that such intervention had become necessary in view of the widening gap in the health service provision due to poor medical facilities across the nation, adding that it was also in response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a related development, the federal government has assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country before the end of the first quarter of 2021.

This was disclosed by Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, January 28.

Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.

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