Police arrest 65, impound 15 vehicles over curfew violation in Anambra


A total of 65 persons have been arrested for violation of curfew in various parts of Anambra State.

The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this on Wednesday, said 24 were arrested at Umunze, 15 in Onitsha and 20 in Nnewi Area Command.

He said all the cases were under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.

He said, “Between 8/5/2020 and today 13/5/2020 the Command arrested a total of 65 suspects who violated the Curfew on COVID-19 pandemic in Anambra State. Out of the suspects, 24 were arrested at UMUNZE, 15 in Onitsha and 20 in Nnewi Area Command. Fifteen vehicles were also impounded.

“In Umuchu, a TOYOTA Hummer Bus with registration number JXL 76 YF conveying 19 young men from the North and travelling to Asaba, Delta State were intercepted and turned back.

“In Awka, Six Suspects were also arrested on the 12/5/2020 at Big ballers lounge Abakaliki Street Awka. The suspects are,(1)Nwoye Loveth,’f’,(2)Anigbogu Michael ‘m'(3),Michael Ogbonna,’m'(4)Eric Nwafor,(5)Ani Blessing’f’ and (6) Mirabel Ishewu’f’.

“The Command is determined to enforce the Curfew order to the letter and will therefore not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any individual or group of persons found violating this Government order.

“In view of the foregoing,the Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang,fdc* solicits the cooporation and understanding of the public by adhering strictly to this Government directive aimed at containing the spread of Corona virus which has become a global pandemic.”

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