By Ovie Okpare
The Delta State Police Command says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered fresh restrictions including curfew to be imposed in the state following hike in number of COVID-19 cases.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said the curfew came effect from 28th January, 2021 from 10pm to 4am.
It said the governor in the directive also banned operating of night clubs across the state within the stipulated time.
The statement further stated that the Delta Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, has directed officers and men of the command to strictly enforce the new restriction.
“With the prevailing circumstance and increasing cases of (COVID-19) in Delta State, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Delta State Sen. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has ordered that curfew be imposed in the State with effect from 28th January, 2021 from 10pm to 4 am and no night club must operate.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA Psc+ while entreating citizens of the State to remain law-abiding and voluntarily comply with the orders, re-affirmed the command’s determination to strictly enforce the orders (including the one from the presidency) stating that anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed all Area Commanders, DPOs and Heads of Tactical/Operational Departments of the Command to ensure strict enforcement of the orders. He further charged all Officers to be professional in the discharge of their duties as any contrary act or conduct will attract severe disciplinary measures/sanctions and to observe the stipulated personal measures on COVID-19.
“Meanwhile, the good citizens of the state have been advised to be vigilant, focused and adhere to stipulated preventive measures against COVID-19 such as social distancing, wearing of face mask and washing of hands with soap and water and to report anyone found violating the law to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s Control Room Number 08036684974”, the statement said.