Mr Fredrick Nnudam, The Police Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Uyo, said the violators would be arraigned in special courts to serve as a lesson to others.
In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one hundred and Twenty one individuals in the state for violating the law of wearing face masks.
Mr Nnudam said:
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, in line with the provisions of the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement (second amendment) Regulations, 2020, have arrested one hundred and twenty-one (121) violators of compulsory use of facemasks in public places.”
“The arrested offenders will be arraigned in the special courts established in the three senatorial districts to serve as a deterrent to others.”
“Consequently, the Police Command enjoins the good people of the State to always use facemasks in public places as the Command will continue to arrest and prosecute violators”