Ekiti sit-at-home defaulters to face prosecution –Police
Ekiti sit-at-home defaulters to face prosecution –Police
Ekiti sit-at-home defaulters to face prosecution –Police
Motor vehicles and motorbikes were on Tuesday impounded in their numbers from violators of the restriction order on movement in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, by a combined team of security agents.

The state police command also said those arrested for violating the order would be prosecuted based on the severity of the offence they committed.

The two weeks’ restriction order, which took effect from 11.59pm on Monday, according to Governor Kayode Fayemi is part of efforts to prevent coronavirus from spreading in Ekiti State.

Fayemi had on Sunday announced a total lock down of the state with full restriction of intra and inter-state human and vehicular movements effective from 11.59pm on Monday.

Agents including men of the Nigerian Army, Department of State Services, police, Ekiti State Peace Corps, Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency, Federal Road Safety Corps and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, which patrolled the metropolis to enforce the order impounded the vehicles and bikes and parked them at the Fajuyi Park Pavillion in the state capital.

The security personnel mounted barricades at all the entry points, highways and as well major junctions just as shops in the metropolis were under lock and key except for banks, medicine stores and few sellers of essential goods and commodities exempted by the government from total shutdown order were allowed to ply their trades at the markets.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, said those arrested for violating the order would be prosecuted.

Abutu praised the security agencies for being civil and professional in the way they handled the enforcement.

He said, “The punishment will depend on the level of offence committed. Those who committed lesser offences can be cautioned and warned to desist while those who cannot be pardoned will face prosecution.

“The government had made it clear that fines and imprisonment are the two options that will be applied and our own is to arrest and charge accordingly while the government will do the prosecution.

“So, whoever flouts the order and is arrested should be ready to face the music.”

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