COVID-19: Police arrest 46 in Delta for violating curfew

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The Police Command in Delta arrested 46 people for violating the state government’s night curfew to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The suspects were among a total of 98 criminal suspects arrested by police across the state for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping and rape.

The State Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Ali, who introduced the suspects on Saturday in Asaba, advised parents to warn their children and wards against crime.

The police chief reiterated the command’s commitment and determination to make Delta a safe place for all residents.

It revealed that all the suspects would be charged in court upon completion of the investigations of their various crimes.

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

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

“The command carried out a night raid to enforce the movement restriction and arrested these suspects, including 36 men and 10 women.

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

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