The Oyo State Police Command in bid to ensure that the coronavirus pandemic is combated has warned that curfew violators and residents without face mask will be arrested.
The warning is contained in a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.
Fadeyi said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, had observed with dismay, the lackadaisical attitudes of some members of the public.
He said that despite several warnings some people still continued to treat those measures with disrespect and low level of compliance
He listed the measures to include: the wearing of facemasks, washing of hands with soaps and running water, and the lawful proclamation of dusk to dawn curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. imposed by the Oyo State Government on the residents.
The Commissioner of Police wishes to remind all and sundry that the pandemic is real. It is no respecter of persons, status, age, office, or religion.
“It is, therefore, part of our civic responsibilities as citizens to comply with the laws of the land as none of us is bigger than the law. In fact, the law is no respecter of any person.
“Consequently, this medium is for the umpteenth time being utilized to warn members of the public without exceptions, except those initially exempted for being on essential services.
The Oyo State Police Command will continue aggressive enforcement of all the measures put in place to combat the spread and defeat the Coronavirus pandemic in Oyo State.