been convicted on a Mobile Court at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT), for violating the presidential sit at home order.
the three Imams and two Pastors and sentenced them to one month imprisonment
with an option of fine of N5, 000 in addition to a supervised community service
for one day.
Mohammed of Gwarinpa Estate, Imam Suleiman Idris of Mobi close, Area 11, Garki
and Deputy Imam Useni Umar of the same address. Others were Pastor Phillips
Olumbori of Celestial Church of Christ, Lugbe and Rev Moses Chinedu of Mercy
City Gospel Centre, Aco Estate, Lugbe.
verdict, the Chairman FCT Ministerial Enforcement Taskteam on Covid-19
operations, Comrade Ikharo Attah hinted that various mobile courts which sat at
different locations within the territory, convicted over 73 violators on
added that, “the verdict, though mild, is a welcome development. Those
sentenced should be worried because they are now ex-convicts having been found
guilty and sentenced by a competent court of law.” Attah wondered “why it has
become very difficult for custodians and enforcers of divine laws to obey
national laws that do not prohibit or infringe on their freedom of religion”.