The Kano State Police Command has arrested about fifteen suspects for allegedly violating the shutdown directives of the state government.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano.
Ngrealnews Gathered that Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, had on April 14, gives shutdown directives of the state for seven days to curtail the extension of pandemic virus as known as (COVID-19).
Haruna explained that the culprit were arrested for allegedly leading the Juma’at prayer congregation in violation of the state’s social distancing and shutdown directive.
The spokesman also added that the culprit were arrested at Kano Municipal, Garko, Gwale, Karaye, and Tarauni Local Government Areas of the state.
Also, Haruna said the culprit committed the offence on April 17 at about 1:30 pm, adding that they were apprehended by members of the Kano State Hisbah Board and some residents of the state who transferred the case to the police.
“The suspects (names withheld) were arrested for defying the lockdown order by leading Friday congregational prayer in the state,” he said.
“The suspects aged between 28 and 40-years-old would be charged to court.”
Haruna said the command had deployed personnel to enforce compliance with the lockdown, warning that defaulters would be prosecuted.
“Police patrol vehicles and operatives have been deployed to the streets of Kano to enforce compliance with lockdown order,” he said.
Meanwhile, the number of corona virus in Kano State has reached 59, according to NCDC.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post