Federal High Court insists on social distancing

Federal High Court insists on social distancing

The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday intensified protective measures to guard against the spread of COVID 19. The court procured additional hand sanitizers at the entrance of the main court building and every courtroom. Also, multiple health workers were sighted at the entrance of the court complex checking the temperature of lawyers, litigants, and the general public.

There is, however, no restriction on the number of people inside the courtrooms. Court nine, where the former Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita is to be arraigned by the EFCC is filled to capacity. People are standing and sitting shoulder to shoulder not minding the warning for social distancing. Attempts by the court registrar and some lawyers to decongest the court fell on deaf ears. Oyo-Ita is in court awaiting her arraignment by the anti-graft agency on 18-counts of money laundering to the tune of N570 million.

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