COVID-19: Federal High Court insists on social distancing

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Federal High Court Abuja

The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday, intensified protective measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) observed that the court procured additional hand sanitizers at the entrance of the main court building and every court room.

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.

Deal of the day

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.