Thursday, February 18, 2021

Anambra arrests COVID-19 violators - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State Covid-19 Protocols Taskforce, has commenced arrest of people who flout Covid-19 safety laws in Awka and its environs, reports ITREALMS.
This was in line with the efforts of the Anambra State government towards controlling the spread of the virus.


ITREALMS gathered that the state taskforce commenced the exercise at Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, through Arroma junction, Unizik junction, Kwata roundabout, and Amawbia junction, and arrested many defaulters in the process.

The taskforce, headed by the SSA to Governor Willie Obiano on legal matters, Barr Chika Ekwenugo, was accompanied by officers and men of the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the state traffic management agency, Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA).

ITREALMS also gathered that a majority of those arrested were found on tricycles, commercial buses and at roadsides. They did not wear facemasks; some wore them improperly while others had theirs in pockets, a source said.

Further, ITREALMS gathered that the defaulters were arraigned at the Magistrates’ Court, Amawbia and those convicted were made to perform community services or pay N10,000 fine or both in accordance with the state COVID-19 law in the state.

Ozo Nweke Ozo/Editor

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