CORONAVIRUS: ENFORCEMENT OF SOCIAL DISTANCE DIRECTIVES AS REGARDS TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC- PPRO ORLANDO
Against the backdrop of the global health emergency and the subsequent directive vice of the Federal and state government on social distancing/ restriction aimed at containing the menace of the pandemic, the Imo State Command in compliance with the directive of the Inspector Gen of Police, IGP Mohammed A. Adamu NPM, mni on the enforcement of the social distancing/restriction order, wish to inform the general public that it has commenced the enforcement of the social distancing/restriction order.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police Imo State Command CP Bolaji Fafowora while directing officers and men of the command to adhere strictly to safety measures in place, also directs all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Tactical Commanders etc, to shun unnecessary arrests/detention of suspects and release on bail all suspects involved in minor/bailable cases. They are to ensure proper screening of suspects on any serious/capital offence before taken to custody and charge such cases to court as soon as possible.
Furthermore, the command wishes to enjoin “Ndi Imo” to strictly adhere to all the rules on social distancing/restrictions, as well as avoid unnecessary visit to the Police station except when necessary. This is to avoid any form of breach of access as the command will not hesitate to ensure adequate compliance to the said social restrictions order.
The command resolves to protect lives and properties of Imolites remain absolute, even in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic please.
SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE