Safety operatives have impounded over 300 automobiles, tricycles, and bikes in Katsina State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, disclosed this in an announcement on Sunday.
He defined that the 159 automobiles, 17 tricycles, and 141 bikes had been seized for violating the lockdown order of the state authorities.
Isah famous that the state governor, Aminu Masari, had issued an order proscribing the motion of individuals and automobiles within the 10 Native Authorities Space (LGAs) the place circumstances of coronavirus (COVID-19) had been reported.
The governor had additionally banned social, spiritual, and financial gatherings within the LGAs and closed all borders with Kano, Kaduna, and Jigawa, in addition to the Niger Republic as a part of measures to curb the unfold of the illness in Katsina.
The LGAs affected are Daura, Dutsinma, Katsina, Mani, Safana, Kankia, Matazu, Musawa, Jibia, and Batagarawa.
Following the institution and inauguration of the particular cell courts, the command’s spokesman revealed that the house owners of 155 automobiles, 17 tricycles, 106 bikes had been arraigned in court docket.
He added that the arrested individuals had been charged with the violation of the Quarantine and Restriction of motion Regulation, 2020.
“The violators had been sentenced to numerous fines with or with out neighborhood providers, starting from N3,000 to N10,000.
“4 motorized vehicle house owners and 35 motorcyclists are nonetheless below investigation,” Isah stated within the assertion.
He, due to this fact, urged the individuals of the state to strictly adjust to the availability of the Quarantine and Restriction of Motion Laws, saying it was in the perfect curiosity of the state.
In response to him, the Commissioner of Police in Katsina, Sanusi Buba, thanked the residents for his or her cooperation, resilience, and tolerance within the interval of the lockdown.