COVID-19: Ondo Police to enforce curfew

In compliance with Federal government directives for dawn to dusk curfew across the country, as a continuous measure to curb the spread of Covid-19 virus, the Ondo State Police Command has assured residents of its enforcement.

The State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, has directed all officers and men of the command to ensure that the directive is fully adhered to in the state in order to maintain social safety within their areas of responsibility.

The Commissioner who advised travellers across the country with the aim of coming through the state not to move in the night as the command would not hesitate to punish any offender.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who said the command will this time strictly enforce the 8 pm till dawn curfew imposed by the Federal government.

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The statement read that “with the daily discovery of new index cases across the country, the command would this time be a little more aggressive to enforce the curfew.

“if we don’t apply some drastic measures to drive home these directives and we continue to allow people wander from State to State with little or no reason to travel we would end up blaming ourselves at the long run.

“But lest we do that our option now is the use of proportionate force to ensure people obey the order”

He further said those who think they can hide under the umbrella of trucks carrying food items or some other essential commodities into the state should prepare to face the wrath of the law if they are caught.

He, however, call on the management of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) to direct its workers to strictly obey the directives of government as the command would not hesitate to impound and prosecute occupants of any inter-state buses found in Ondo state during this period.

Adie said he has ordered his Area Commanders, DPOs and Heads of other formations of the Command to carry out an intensive and aggressive foot and vehicular patrols across the State to prevent any untoward experiences.

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