Oyo State Police Command Set To Enforce Curfew, Mask Wearing And Other Covid19 Restrictions

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The Oyo state police command is set to clamp down heavily on violators of of the 6am to 8pm curfew put in place by the state government. The command is also poised to arrest residents who do not strictly follow covid 19 restrictions that have been put in place by government in the state. This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in the state.

Read press release below

5250/OY/PPRO/ VOL. 5/146 28th May, 2020.
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PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19 PANDEMIC ENFORCEMENT MEASURES: CAUTION AGAINST NON-ADHERENCE TO THE EXISTING CURFEW AND WEARING OF FACE MASKS IN OYO STATE

The Commissioner of Police, CP. Shina T. Olukolu psc(+) has observed with dismay, the lackadaisical attitudes of some recalcitrant members of the public who in spite of several warnings, medical advisories e.g. (wearing of face masks) and lawful proclamation of curfew by the Oyo State Government (8pm – 5am) i.e the dusk to dawn curfew, continues to treat all these measures with disrespect, disdain and low level of compliance.

The Commissioner of Police wishes to remind all and sundry that the pandemic is real. It is no respecter of persons, status, age, office or religion. It is therefore, part of our civic responsibilities as citizens to comply with the laws of the land as none of us is bigger or higher than the law. In fact, the law is no respecter of any person.

Consequently, this medium is for the umpteenth time being utilized to warn seriously all recalcitrant members of the public without exceptions (unless those initially exempted). From date Thursday 28th May, 2020, the Oyo State Police Command will recommence an aggressive enforcement of all the measures emplaced to combat the spread and defeat the Corona virus pandemic in Oyo State. Hence, the dusk to dawn curfew i.e (8pm – 5am) especially in Oyo State, will be vigorously enforced. All and sundry are therefore enjoined to comply in their own interest without waiting for any form of minimum force as the assessment of the occasion and situation will determine the methodology for the application of minimum force if need be.

All citizens are also advised in their own interest to refrain from seeking undue concessions or influence peddling to seek special favours from the leadership of the security agencies. For the avoidance of doubts, this reinvigorated enforcement of the measures against the pandemic particularly the curfew, will commence from today Thursday 28th May, 2020.
The Commissioner of Police, however, enjoined all and sundry, to co-operate with the Police to ensure a hitch free exercise.

SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police
Oyo State Police Command

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