A Kano mobile court on Tuesday convicted one Huseini Khaleel, a Lebanese, for violating the COVID-19 lock down order and inciting public disturbance in the state.
The convict was arraigned before the court presided by Magistrate Sadiku Sammani on four count charges.
The prosecution told the court that, Huseini Khaleel violated the state lock down order, contrary to section 17 of the Kano State Health and Infectious Disease Law, and failed to produce any valid document that permitted him to roam the streets, an act which contravenes the provisions of section 137 of the Penal Code Law.
The prosecution further stated that the convicted man interrupted public sitting in judicial proceedings, inciting public disturbance, thereby contravening the provisions of sections 155 and 114 of the Penal Code Law respectively.
The prosecution told the court that the convicted man was stopped by security operatives close to Bello Dandago House along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, adding that Huseini refused to comply and he sped off but was arrested by police officers who were stationed at Gidan Muritala axis.
He was accused of to creating scene by using foul language against the security operatives who apprehended him. The convict admitted to the content of the charge sheet filed against him before the court and pleaded with court for leniency.
The presiding magistrate, Sadiku Samani ordered Huseini Khaleel to pay the sum of N50, 000.00 fine on each of the four charges filed against him.