Lockdown: FCTA Convicts 20, Begins Clampdown On ‘Joggers’

In line with the establishment of mobile courts to try violators of lockdown order, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has convicted about 20 violators.

Chairman of the Enforcement Team, Comrade Ikharo Attah stated this while giving an update on the level of compliance to the lockdown directive in Abuja.

Comrade Attah explained that any violator caught, stands the risk of being fined between N1,000 to N5, 000 naira, while those with vehicles would only get them after the lockdown with the likelihood of paying for demurrage.

He also disclosed the Administration’s readiness to clampdown on residents who often engage in early morning fitness exercises around the streets and town of the territory.

“We have at least three Mobile Courts and we are hoping to open more with the assistance of the Legal Unit of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services DRTS…
As of 1pm, we already secured 20 convictions, while two pleaded not guilty… we are going to start arresting joggers as from Friday. We now have thousands of people coming out in some areas to jog, very early in the morning. We are going to arrest them”.

Comrade Attah maintained that the his team would continue with the general enforcement to achieve total compliance to the Sit-at -home directive in the territory.

Remi Johnson/Abuja

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