Continuation of the trial of the bloody April 5, 2018, Offa financial institution theft suspects couldn’t maintain on Wednesday as scheduled.
The prisons officers who arrived the Kwara State excessive courtroom of Justice Haleemat Salman, with the 5 suspects at 9.05am met the doorways of the courtroom underneath lock and key.
Court docket officers have been additionally not on floor and neither might they be discovered.
In keeping with a round discovered on the partitions of the courtroom premises and signed by the Chief Registrar of the state excessive courts, Mrs Ibijoke Olawoyin, the courtroom determined to close down as a result of dangers related to pubic gathering.
The round said that, “It has been noticed that the latest resumption of labor within the state judiciary has led to an upsurge within the variety of workers and members of the general public trooping into the courtroom premises with out strict compliance with COVID-19 security protocols put in place by the state technical committee on COVID-19 notably because it pertains to classes of employees allowed to attend workplace.
“It’s in view of the dangers related to such gatherings and the will of the state authorities to make sure the prevention and curtailment of the unfold of the dreaded Coronavirus, that His Lordship, the Chief Decide of Kwara State, in compliance with Kwara state technical committee on COVID-19, directs that every one officers of the state judiciary beneath grade stage 14, ought to as from Monday, 13th July 2020, keep and work at home, whereas the remaining few important officers that come to work ought to put on face masks, recurrently wash and sanitise their arms and keep affordable social distancing,” the round added.
DAILY POST additional confirmed by one other round that the state judiciary would quickly start its annual trip on August 3, 2020, and can final until September 21, 2020, indicating one more very important purpose for the non permanent suspension of the trial of the theft suspects.