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COVID -19: We no longer allow visits to police stations, except for serious matters – Ekiti CP tells residents

Priscilla Ofunre, Ado-Ekiti 

As part of efforts to curtail the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in the state, Ekiti State police command have, in addition to the ban restricting public gatherings to 20 persons, stopped social visits to stations and offices across the state. 

It also stressed to enforce use of hand sanitizer in public places.
In a press release on Monday, by the State Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuquo, through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, urged residents in the state to adhere strictly to the new orders, warned that flouters would be made to face full wrath of the law. The statement reads: 

“No vehicle, be it commercial or private, should convey more than one passenger in the front seat and more than three passengers at the back seat(s) at a time. 

“No motorcycle, be it commercial (Okada) or private, should carry more than one passenger at a time.

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“Although police stations are accessible 24/7, but all social visits to police stations and other police offices are no longer allowed, except where absolutely necessary. 

“Motor parks, beer parlors, eateries, supermarkets, and other commercial shops and places must provide hand sanitizers for their customers to use before and after any transaction.”

The command further advised residents on the need for safety and ensure execution of the directives are carried out to the letter: 
“Avoid handshakes, cover your nose while sneezing, avoid markets and crowded places, wash your hands frequently, drink enough water, stay away from people who sneeze or cough around you and pray.”

The Commissioner, however, advised all the good people of the state to be law-abiding for the benefit of all and our society, warning that violators would be made to face full wrath of the law.

The command urged residents to call the Police Control Room on 08062335577, whenever they are faced with any ugly incident ; on suspected COVID-19 case or  criminal case, as safety of residents is non-negotiable.