FCT Police Command Arraigns 1,909, convicts 1,736 over Lockdown Breach
….. CP Deploys New DPOs to Kubwa, Byanzhim
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has secured the conviction of 1,736 out of the 1,909 persons it arraigned at 13 mobile courts across the nation’s capital.
The convicted persons were sentenced to community service or asked to pay a fine.
The Command’s Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, who disclosed this in a statement, also said the mobile courts discharged 145 persons and adjourned 28 cases.
He explained that the Command has been on the streets enforcing the presidential lockdown order, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“In the course of this enforcement exercise, persons arrested for violating the presidential directive are arraigned before mobile courts,” he said.
Continuing, the FCT Police CP, added: “Traditional, religious and community leaders are enjoined to complement the effort of the government, to contain the spread of this virus, by using their influence to educate and enlighten their adherents on the need to observe the presidential lockdown order.”
He further stated, that the Command, while playing a lead role in the enforcement of the lockdown order, has intensified its effort to protect lives and property in FCT.
He noted: “We have emplaced proactive crime fighting measures to nip crime in the bud.”
Ciroma, also disclosed that the Command, within the period in focus, recorded commendable progress in its fight against armed robbery, kidnapping, one-chance robbery theft, and housebreaking, among others, as its men arrested 43 suspects for various crimes.
“We recovered one locally-made AK-47 rifle, eight locally-made pistol, one tavor rifle, one dane gun, 37 ammunition, 11 cutlasses/knives/cutters, three phones, 10 cars and two motorcycles from the suspected criminals,” he said.
In an effort to ensure maximum security and compliance to directive on Covid-19, CP Bala Ciroma has deployed Chief Superintendents of Police Bello Abdullahi and Yakubu Sule as Divisional Police Officers for Kubwa and Byanzhim Police Stations.
PRNigeria gathered that the two officers have since resumed in their new stations to enforce compliance to Presidential orders on restriction of movements and other policing activities in their areas.