ABUJA – An Abuja mobile court on Monday shut down the popular Wuse Market, the UTC and the Murg Shopping Plazas for violating the COVID-19 Disease Health Protection Regulation 2021 as released by the Presidential Task Force (PTF).
Same court also convicted over 100 persons who were arrested by the Enforcement Team for not wearing facemasks in public places.
It would be recalled that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) last Friday reiterated the administration’s commitment to ensure total compliance with the provisions of the COVID-19 Disease Health Protection Regulation 2021 as released by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The same regulations were also rectified by FCTA three days ago, with a directive by FCT Minister authorising security agencies to arrest anyone violating the guidelines.
The court presided by Magistrate Idayat Akani fined the violators N2,000 each, with an option of two weeks’ community service.