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Police Arrest 46 Curfew Violators

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By Our Correspondent


The Police Command in Delta has arrested 46 persons who allegedly violated the night curfew imposed by the state government to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The 46 alleged violators were among the 98 others the police said it arrested in different parts of the state for various crimes.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Ali, while parading the suspects on Saturday in Asaba, said:

“We are all aware that in the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the state government imposed a curfew from 10 p. m to 4 a.m.

“But these 46 young men and women, arrested in different spots in the state, chose to violate the curfew order that is meant for our common good.

“The command carried out night raid to enforce the restriction of movement and arrested these suspects, comprising 36 males and 10 females.

“Because ignorance of the law is no excuse, the police will charge these curfew violators to a mobile court.”