A file photograph of a police patrol van.
The Ogun State Police Command has warned residents towards non-compliance with the measures put in place to curb the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the state.
In a press release on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, requested the homeowners of business automobiles and bikes within the state to not carry past the required variety of passengers.
In line with him, the command has directed its personnel to arrest any automobile or motorbike caught carrying greater than the required passengers and impound them.
Oyeyemi added that erring drivers and riders can be prosecuted, saying the police had been apprehensive concerning the disobedience to the directive on the obligatory use of face masks in public areas.
“The command observed that commercial vehicles and motorcycles are still in the habit of overloading their vehicles with passengers thereby disobeying the directive on social/physical distancing which is capable of jeopardising the efforts of the government in the war against COVID-19 pandemic,” the assertion mentioned.
On his half, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Kenneth Ebrimson, urged the residents to adjust to the directives.
He warned that anybody caught shifting round with out face masks can be apprehended and handled in accordance with the regulation.
Ebrimson sought the cooperation of the residents with the federal government to struggle the COVID-19 pandemic to face nonetheless.