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Abuja Mobile Court orders closure of Wuse market, UTC for violating COVID-19 protocols

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Mobile Court, has ordered the immediate closure of Wuse and UTC markets for flouting to COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations Act, 2021.

Magistrate Idayat Akanni, issued the order, after the defaulters appeared before the court on Monday.

Speaking to newsmen after the order was given, Mr Ikharo Attah, Head , Publicity and Enlightenment, FCT Ministerial Enforcement Task Force on COVID-19, said the judge in her wisdom after seeing what happened at the Eagle Square, gave a strong ruling that three key areas of default, that is the Wuse, UTC market and Murg Shopping Plaza be shut down until further notice

” That means that from midnight today, these properties and markets have to remain closed based on the verdict of her Lordship.

” That the contravention she experienced was very massive and that these properties should remain sealed until compliance is actually made.”

He noted that the enforcement of the executive order was in line with directive of the President which was heavily carried out by the FCTA taskforce.

According to him , about 100 persons were arrested,and convicted for violation of the executive order by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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