The Plateau State government has begun the trial of 300 people accused of looting Covid-19 palliatives.
It was reported that the suspects have been in the custody of the military and police since Saturday and Sunday after being arrested in various parts of the state, where they were taken to Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for questioning in court.
They are accused of theft, trespassing, public incitement, and other charges.
In both petitions filed before the court, the plaintiffs demanded that the court sentence the accused in accordance with the law of the land.
It was also reported that the judge sentenced the suspects to three months imprisonment or a fine of N10,000.
The trial is set to continue on Thursday.