Lockdown: Bauchi CP wants additional mobile courts for defaulters

Mr Philip Maku

Mr Philip Maku, Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police.

Mr Philip Maku, Bauchi CP
Mr Philip Maku, Bauchi CP

Bauchi Commissioner of  Police, Mr. Philip Maku, has suggested the establishment of additional mobile courts to ensure the speedy trial of lockdown defaulters.

Maku, who is also the Chairman, Security Sub-committee of the Task Force Committee on COVID-19, made the suggestion at a briefing on Wednesday in Bauchi.

He said the Police Command in Bauchi state had impounded 400 commercial motorcycles and two trucks, as well as their operators, for allegedly violating the restriction placed on movement in the state.

Earlier, Bauchi State Government had restricted movement and closed its boundaries with neighbouring states to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

“The trucks, which came in from Kano State, were trailed and impounded for contravening the order of the state government,” he said.

The CP advised members of the public to be law-abiding and adhere strictly to the curfew imposed from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am as violators would not be spared.

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