Covid-19: Kaduna police arrest 165 curfew violators, seize 205 vehicles



The Kaduna state Police Command said it has arrested 165 people for violating the curfew imposed on the state to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease, while seizing 205 motor vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles. 

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna state Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, tasked residents to observe the curfew, stay at home, observe social distancing and maintain personal and family hygiene to avoid the scourge. 

“Following the imposition of 24 hour curfew by the Kaduna state government on the 27th March, 2020 and the social distancing order by the federal and state governments respectively to curtail the 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 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 operatives of the Command in collaboration with other security agencies has in the course of enforcement, arrested 165 people and impounded 205 motor vehicles/ tricycles, 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.

“The Commissioner of Police, enjoins 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 our dear state. 

“The CP further warns 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,” Jalige added. 

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