Delta chief judge constitutes COVID-19 mobile court
By Nosa Akenzua
To contain the spread of the new wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Delta state chief judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro, has constituted mobile courts in the three senatorial districts across the state for the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols and warned against violations by persons or individuals in the state.
The constitution of the courts was in pursuance to the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations, 2021 which provides that residents in the State must comply with the COVID-19 regulations, which among others, included wearing of face covering that covers the nose and mouth, washing of hands or cleaning hands using sanitiser approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and maintaining physical distance at least two metres at all times between persons and at all gatherings.
A statement from the office of the chief judge said that in Delta North Senatorial district, the court shall sit at Asaba, Agbor and Ogwashi-Uku and to be presided over by Mrs. Helen A. Okonkwo-Ikeh, S. A. Anime, Mrs. D. N. Okafor and N. C. Okolie.
While in Delta South, Happy Enakpoya, Mrs. E. M. Sowho, Mrs. I. G. Ekusare and Mrs. E. V. Tunde-Smooth will sit at Warri, Oleh, Ozoro and Bomadi.
The statement further added that in Delta Central, the mobile court shall sit at Ughelli, Effurun, Sapele and Agbarho with Onome Mathais Esade, Mrs. E.U. Onoberhie, I. Akporido and Epete Diodemise presiding.
It stated that the courts shall commence sitting with immediate effect, even as it urged stakeholders in the administration of justice to cooperate with the mobile courts for efficient and speedy dispensation of justice.