COVID-19: Uzodinma signs executive order on lockdown, imposes curfew
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has signed Executive Order 001, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 6pm to 6am. In a statement, the governor spelt out the sanctions for violators, which include seven-day Community Service and fines from N7, 000 to N50,000.
Meanwhile, in his determination to decongest Correctional Centres in Owerri and Okigwe, the governor has inaugurated nine-member State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, chaired by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Cyprain O. Akaolisa, with a directive to decongest the Correctional Centres housing about 3,000 inmates.
Other members of the council are the state Comptroller of Correctional Service or his representative, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Gideon Nweze, Prince Lemmy Akakem, Rev. Ernest Dike, Gabriel E. Obizo; Chief Bernard Anyanwu and Solicitor-General of Imo State, who is serving as the council’s Secretary.
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