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Kwara police to prosecute travellers using illegal routes

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Police authorities in Kwara State have solicited support from citizens to assist in identifying various unauthorised routes used by defaulters to come into the state, despite inter-state ban to prevent community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, yesterday, in Ilorin, said police officers had been stationed in all the entry points into the state to enforce the ban.

He lamented that many villagers had allegedly refused to give the police useful information on illegal roads, which serve as escape ways for such travellers.Also, the leaders of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NUTRW) and those of Union of Road Transport Employers (NRTE) had been put on red alert by the Police to call some of their members allegedly aiding the travellers to be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

He said: “We are upbeat on the fact that no unauthorised traveller will be allowed into Kwara by any of our officers on duties. We keep surveillance there for 24 hours daily. Our major concern is that there are illegal entry points into Kwara State. We are soliciting useful information from the villagers, whose territories are being encroached upon. We need this to unleash the full wrath of the law against them.”

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report yesterday, Kwara had 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It had discharged eight while the remaining eight were, according to the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye “in stable health conditions.”

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