The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Bola Longe has said his men will not be lenient in enforcing the law and various regulations and proclamations issued by the Nasarawa State Government to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the State.
He stated this while addressing journalists at the Nasarawa State Government House in Lafia today (June 4, 2020).
According to the Commissioner of Police, enforcement of the various measures put in place by the government is very vital to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and called on citizens of Nasarawa State to be diligent in adhering to such measures.
He said: “I just want to use this opportunity to tell the members of the public that with all the necessary measures put in place, enforcement will be vital. And because of this I want to appeal to members of the public to be mindful of all the regulations, all the proclamations, all the directives. We will not allow Nasarawa State to become COVID19 epicentre.
“Consequently, we will arrest members of the public that will not walk within the purview of the proclamations, regulations and the law of the land.”
The Nasarawa State Police boss was particular about the ban on interstate movement which he said the police will enforce with ‘more aggression’.
CP Bola Longe also revealed that since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which necessitated the government introducing certain regulations, the police has effected the arrest of 1,924 violators out of which 1,879 have been arraigned at the court.
He also disclosed that 1,451 motorcycles have been impounded with 86 vehicles and 202 tricycles suffering the same fate.
He then urged members of the public especially parents to educated themselves and their wards so as not to be on the wrong side of the law.