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126 lockdown defaulters arrested in Akwa Ibom

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The Chairman, Enforcement Committee of the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020, CP. Imohimi Edgal has said 126 defaulters have been arrested and arraigned in special court, with 119 convictions recorded.

He said 385 vehicles, 336 tricycles and 474 motorcycles had also been impounded.

His words: “All the state land and water borders at Ogoni head bridge, Iwukem/Azumini, Odoro Ikpe/Arochukwu, Calabar/Itu, Ikot Ekpene/Umuahia, Nto Edino/Aba Road, Ibaka/Cameroon waterways, Oron/Calabar and Ikot Abasi have remained shut, and are being closely monitored and policed by the security agencies to curtail movement of persons into the state, while the state medical teams stationed at the various borders have maintained medical checks on persons on essential duties before entering the state.”

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The state Commissioner of Police enjoined residents to comply strictly with the provisions of the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, as it was in the best interest of the state. 

He thanked the people of the state for their cooperation, appealing for understanding and tolerance.


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