Mobile Courts to try those arrested under the new Rivers state law against street trading and illegal motor parks, commenced operations Monday in Port Harcourt.
This is to complement the work of the task force set up by the state government against the activities of street traders and operators of illegal motor parks that have assumed alarming and unhealthy proportions in the state.
According to the state governor, Nyesom Wike, the magistrates would be deployed to the various locations across the state.
Addressing operatives of the task force on street trading, illegal markets and motor parks at the government house, Port Harcourt, the governor said “magistrates will sit at the various locations to prosecute offenders of the law banning street trading.
“Your business is to arrest the offenders in line with the law and take them to the magistrates for trial. Anyone that is guilty will be sanctioned by the magistrates”, he charged members of the task force.