Nasarawa: Traditional Ruler Arrested For Violating Social Distance Order

By Danjuma Joseph Lafia

The village head of Gbugyar in Andaha ward of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State, Mr. Zaman Barau Mpada, have been arrested by Police, for violating social distance order of the government.

Mr. Mpada, who is the Wakilin Gbugyar, was arrested and detained on Saturday evening on the orders of the Paramount ruler of Mada nation, Pastor Samson Gamu Yare, the Chun Mada.

Our correspondent gathered that the Chun Mada, had advised the district head to stop the wedding for fear of the spread of COVID – 19.

But the he went ahead by violating the social gathering order by hosting guests to his marriage ceremony in Gbugyar, against the advice of the Chun Mada.

He also went ahead and held a reception for two days in an open ground, attended plenty people from within and outside Gbugyar community.

Chun Mada, Mr Samson Gamu Yare, told our correspondent on phone that he ordered the arrest of the district head to serve as deterrent to others.

“He went against government order and my advise by organising a wedding and a lavish pre-wedding party for two good days with plenty people in attendance”

“I personally reported him to the Police to arrest him to serve as deterrent to violators of the laws of the land and orders of government” he said.

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