126 lockdown violators arrested in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Nigeria Police Force command,  annpunced that 126 lockdown defaulters has been arrested and secured 119 convictions between April 20 and April 24, through the special courts established to try violators of the coronavirus lockdown.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Nnudam Fredrick, revealed this in a statement in Uyo on Friday.

Fredrick said that within the same period, 385 motor vehicles, 336 tricycles and 474 motorcycles were impounded by the Command across the state.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, as appealing Akwa Ibom residents to ensure compliance with the quarantine and restriction of movement order, adding that it was in their best interest.

The Commissioner of Police commended other security agencies in the state, who joined the police to effectively to enforce the lockdown.

He said the police would continue to ensure restriction of movement across all sea and land borders in the state, stressing that all the borders remained closed except those on essential duties.

Newsmen report that on April 15, the state Chief Judge, Godwin Abraham, inaugurated special courts across the three senatorial districts to try defaulters of the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

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