Covid-19: Kogi gets mobile courts on lockdown


Following the lockdown of the Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area announced by the Kogi State government in the wake of the index case of coronavirus identified in that part of the state, the state government has constituted mobile courts to try those who violate the lockdown order in the Local Government Area.

The Acting Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice of the State, Mr. Bamidele Aina, who made this known, said in a statement released to the press on Wednesday that the Hon. Chief Judge of the state constituted the courts in line with the Quarantine Act as it applies to the state.

“Notice is hereby given this 3rd day of June 2020 to the public that the Hon. Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, CON, pursuant to the order of Kogi State Government locking down Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area due to the COVID-19 pandemic has constituted Mobile Courts for the trial of offenders under the Quarantine Act as applicable in Kogi state” the statement said.

The mobile courts which are at magisterial level are to commence sitting immediately and would sit throughout the duration of the two weeks lockdown declared by the state pending further directives.