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COVID-19: Two Islamic Clerics Arraigned In Kaduna For Defying Ban On Large Gatherings

A map exhibiting Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central area.

 

The Kaduna State Authorities has arraigned two Islamic clerics earlier than a Chief Justice of the Peace court docket sitting within the state capital for defying the ban on giant gathering and never complying with the 24-hour curfew imposed throughout the state.

The 2 Imam’s and their followers had been arrested final week Friday whereas they had been holding congregational service with their members opposite to the prevailing directive on social distancing with a purpose to include the unfold of COVID-19 within the state.

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They had been nonetheless arraigned on Monday earlier than a Kaduna State Chief Justice of the Peace Courtroom on two counts of felony conspiracy and disobedience to lawful order as enshrined in sections 59 and 115 of the penal code of Kaduna State.

Because of their unknown standing of whether or not constructive or damaging to COVID-19, the Chief Justice of the Peace, Ibrahim Musa granted the defendants bail within the sum of N1million every and two sureties in like sum.

He additionally dominated that the sureties have to be associated to the defendants, should present proof of being residents of Kaduna State and in addition present proof of possession of land titles.

The court docket, nonetheless, adjourned the case to April 21 and 29 for listening to and ordered that the defendants will stay the custody of the police pending once they fulfill their bail circumstances.

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