Angry Mob, Army Personnel Attack Mobile Courts In Zaria Over Death Of Driver, Alleged Assault On Female Soldier

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A mobile court in session beside New Nigerian Newspapers to try violators of Kaduna Government COVID-19 Quarantine Law. Photo: ABDULLAHI YUNUSA

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria 


Mobile Courts set up by the Kaduna State Government for trial of lockdown defaulters have escaped attack by aggrieved  motorists following the death of a driver shortly after he was fined N30.000 by the court sitting at Marabar Gwanda along Zaria – Kano express road on Sunday afternoon.


Thé driver whose identity was discovered as Muhammadu, à résident of Tudun Jukun in Zaria Local Governement Area, was transporting Fertilizer from PZ to some neighbouring villages but suddenly met his death untimely as a result of heart attack. 


An eye witness who was at thé scène, Muharak Hassan Zato and Ibrahim À.  Muhammad  told New Nigerian  that thé Mobile Court Judge, à female was taken away as angry drivers prepared for an attack and during the process, she left her medicated eyes glasses while running for her dear life. 


Also, the vigilante personnel who went and arrested the driver also escaped being mobbed by the angry drivers who arrived at scene who are suspected to wanting to kill him, but he was rescued by his collègues who took him away in their véhicle. 


The good samaritan around informed the Police of the incident who arrived at thé scene and took him to hospital where hé was confirmed dead and the Police later handed thé corpse to thé family for burial.


In a another dévelopment, an incident occured  between the Mobile Court stitting at Agoro, Tudun Wada Zaria  with Nigerian Army personnel which left à police named Mohammed Garba  and a woman in hospital bed as a result of various degrées of injuries they sustained during the cash. 


The trouble started when an army with his female colleague on a motorcycle arrived Agoro where a Mobile Court was sitting.

They were stopped and the court fined her N2.000 which she said she wasn’t going to pay according to the eye witnesses.

The hospitalized policeman slapped her and they returned to the barracks and invited their collègues and in the process, they took away the police who slapped thé female soldier to the Barack. 


Our correspondent reports that à Military Police team led by a Captain arrived at thé scene to find out exactly what happened but thé Judge refused to cooperate and the  Army began to deal with them and the Judge escaped unhurt. 


When contacted, thé APRO Depot NA, Captain Audu Arigu said thé matter has been settled

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