From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command has so far, arrested 165 persons and impounded 205 vehicles for violating the 24-hour curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the deadly CoronaVirus in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday
“Following the imposition of 24 Hour Curfew by the Kaduna State Government on the 27th March, 2020 and the initial Social Distancing Order by the federal and State governments respectively to curtail the devastating spread of the deadly COVID 19, the Kaduna Police Command under the capable leadership of CP U.M Muri in collaboration with other sister agencies has put in place a robust enforcement strategies which has recorded significant success in terms of securing compliance from the civil population through community engagement.
“The Command has continued to enforce and closely monitor compliance of the respective Executive Orders with a view to ensuring the success of the government efforts geared towards curbing the contagious effect of COVID 19 as well as enhancing Public safety and Public Health accordingly.
“The operatives of the Command in collaboration with other security agencies has in the course of enforcement, arrested one hundred and sixty five(165) people and impounded two hundred and five(205) motor vehicles/tri-cycles, including the two clerics who violated the curfew and Social Distancing order and are being interrogated at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). The suspects will be prosecuted immediately on the completion of investigation in accordance with the relevant extant laws of the land,” it said.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, CP U.M Muri enjoined the general public to be law abiding, observe the safety tips and continue to comply with the curfew and the Social Distancing Orders aimed at enhancing Public Safety and Public health in the State.
The CP further warned violators of the government orders to desist or face the heavy burden of the law as the Command will not hesitate to be decisive on any person or group of persons who become hell bent at bending these restriction orders in accordance with the law.