that it will prosecute those in the state who break the obligatory use of face
masks in public places and follow other safety measures aimed at containing the
spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
spoke to Commissioner Edgal on behalf of Imohimi CP in a statement in a
statement in a statement in the Tuesday speech, stating that the arrest and
prosecution of offenders was a task for all Divisional Police Officers, DPOs
and other members of the Enforcement Committee.
“In its renewed efforts and its determination to enforce the quarantine
and restraint regulations of the 2020 Regulation as amended, it confirms that
the use of facemask is vigorously enforced by all persons in public places.
12 (1) of the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement (Second Amendment)
Regulations, 2020 states that “the use of facemask by all persons in public
places is hereby made mandatory”.
of ten thousand naira (N10, 000.00) for a first time offender or community
service for seven (7) days and a fine of twenty thousand naira (N20,000.00) for
a second time and subsequent offender or community service for fourteen (14)
Commissioner has directed all the Area Commanders, DPOs and other enforcement
members to arrest and prosecute all pedestrians, passengers, drivers,
congregations, sellers, purchasers and other persons found without facemasks in
to always wear facemasks in public places and follow other safety measures
aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.