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Army general, Islamic cleric arrested for flouting lockdown order in Kaduna

Army general, Islamic cleric arrested for flouting lockdown order in Kaduna

An army general was arrested in Kaduna state for flouting the lockdown order issued by the state government over the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The state’s commissioner of justice, Aisha Dikko made the announcement on Monday May 18.

She said the army officer who was in full uniform and driving in from Abuja with three other passengers who had no face masks, was tried and convicted for not complying with the stay at home order and wearing face masks. 

Dikko said; 

“The general identified himself and said he was coming from Abuja and on a official duty. 

“However, the court tried and convicted the other three passengers, for not complying with the stay at home order and wearing face masks.”

It was further gathered that Yusuf Rigachukun, an Islamic cleric and his son were also arrested for flouting the state COVID-19 lockdown order. The Islamic cleric who was arrested at Kaduna State University (KASU) junction without face mask, reportedly gave an excuse of leaving his house because he was invited by the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) for a radio programme.

The Commissioner added; 

“Rigachukun and his son were however both charged for not wearing facemasks and were fined N5000 each. 

“In addition, the court asked the cleric to perform community service, by informing the public on how to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Dikko who warned residents against violating the COVID-19 lockdown order, further revealed that 75 culprits have been convicted out of the 105 people who violated the ban on inter-state travel.

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