Anambra State Government Arrests, Sanctions Defaulters Of Covid-19 Safety Laws In Awka And Environs

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By Emmanuel Okonkwo

Anambra state government through the state Covid-19 Protocols Taskforce is currently arresting people who flout Covid-19 safety laws in Awka and environs.

The exercise is in line with the efforts of the Anambra state government to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The team which commenced the exercise at Dr Alex Ekwueme square in Awka, through Arroma junction, Unizik junction, Kwata Roundabout, Amawbia junction, among others where they arrested over hundred persons who were not putting on their facemasks.

The taskforce led by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Legal Matters, Barrister Chika Ekwenugo, was accompanied by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Civil Defence, Road Safety Corps, and Anambra Traffic Management Agency, ATMA.

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Some of the people who were picked from Tricycles, commercial buses, various junctions, road sides, were without any facemask, while some have theirs in pockets, and others were putting their own on the jaw.

The defaulters were taken to Magistrate Court Amawbia where they will be charged for community service or ten thousand naira fine or both as stated by the Anambra state Covid-19 law.

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