Masqueraders arrested for defying ‘Stay at Home’ order in Nigeria

Officers of the Ogun state command Ogun state have arrested a masquerader for allegedly going against the federal and state governments’ order on social distancing and public gatherings in order to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.

The masquerade was apprehended after it allegedly threatened to deal with the policemen if they insist on dispersing his followers.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who briefed the press about the arrest, said ;

“Upon the report, policemen from the Ibara Division moved to the area and warned the people to disperse, but the masquerader confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they insisted on dispersing his followers.

“The masquerader was subsequently arrested and taken to the station, where he was warned to be law-abiding before he was released to a reliable surety.”

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