About 55 individuals have been on Monday arraigned earlier than a Cell Courtroom within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja for violating COVID-19 protocols.
The presiding Justice of the Peace, Ebiwari Eremasi, after the trial, convicted the violators.
The Justice of the Peace fined the offenders with N2,000 with an choice of group service well worth the quantity.
In the meantime, Ebiwari Eremasi, ordered that one of many convicts be remanded in correctional centre for earlier making an attempt to impede the court docket proceedings.
The Justice of the Peace suggested the convicts to all the time adhere to COVID-19 protocols for the protection of themselves and others.
In one other improvement, the Head, Media, Publicity and Enlightenment of the FCT COVID-19 Laws Enforcement Process Drive, Mr Ikharo Attah, whereas addressing newsmen shortly after the court docket proceedings, stated the offenders have been arrested from completely different elements of the territory principally for not carrying face masks.
In keeping with him: “We went around the city and made 55 arrests and introduced them earlier than the court docket.
“We determined to strengthen the enforcement as a result of we understood that after the vaccines arrived, and the primary doses got to well being staff on Friday and Saturday, we now have seen a rest in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
“So, we’re interesting to folks to make sure that they adjust to the COVID-19 Well being Protocols.”
COVID-19 protocol: Cell Courtroom convicts 55 violators in Abuja