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Face Mask: Islamic Cleric Arrested For Violating COVID-19 Guideline

The Use of face mask has become compulsory for most Nigerians as most state government vows to punish violators

Naija news Understands that An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Yusuf Sambo Rigachukun, was convicted alongside his son by the Kaduna mobile court for violating the stay at home order and not wearing face masks.

A statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of the State, Aisha Dikko, revealed that the Islamic cleric and his son were arrested at Kaduna State University (KASU) junction.

The Commissioner explained that the cleric and his son were both charged for not wearing facemasks and were fined N5,000 each.

. The Commissioner, therefore, warned Kaduna residents to desist from violating the lockdown order in the state.

Similarly, a military officer was arrested while driving into Kaduna from Abuja with three other passengers who had no face masks. The officer identified himself and said he was coming from Abuja and on official duty.

While the officer was allowed to go, the three passengers were arrested and penalised for not complying with the stay at home order and failure to wear face masks.a

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