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FCT Mobile Court Seals Hotel, Nightclub In Maitama

29 June 2020 News


FCT Mobile Court has ordered the seal up of Missouri hotel, located in Maitama District of Abuja, for allegedly operating a nightclub within curfew hours, in contravention of the COVID-19 regulation, 2020.

The court, presided over by Magistrate Idayat Akanni, which sat at the Eagles Square, ordered that the hotel be sealed up for one week.

The court also tried and sentenced eleven defaulters to engage in three-day community service, with the payment N5,000 naira fine each.

Speaking with newsmen, the prosecutor, Udeme Umanah , who is also Chief State Counsel to the FCT, explained that the Eleven defaulters arraigned before the mobile court were tried and found guilty .

Chairman of FCT Ministerial TaskForce on COVID -19, Comrade Ikharo Attah, who led his team to enforce the seal up order, said the arrests of defaulters followed the receipt of complaints from the residents of the area.

Comrade Attah said the seal up would serve as a deterrent to others that run nightclubs, bars and restaurants against the Stipulated guidelines for operation.

Remi Johnson/Abuja


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