The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal has ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of any pedestrian, passenger, driver, congregation, seller, buyer and other persons found in public without facemasks.
A statement issued by the Police Commissioner and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frederick Nnudam and made available to 9News Nigeria enjoins residents of Akwa Ibom to always wear facemasks in public places and follow other safety measures to contain the spread of COVID-1919 pandemic.
It said the State Command in its renewed determination to enforce the provisions of the reaffirms that wearing of facemask by all persons in public places will be vigorously enforced.
Paragraph 12 (1) of the Quarantine Restriction of Movement (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020 states that “the use of facemask by all persons in public places is hereby made mandatory”
Paragraph 12(2) provides a fine of ten thousand naira (N10, 000.00) for a first time offender or community service for seven (7) days and a fine of twenty thousand naira (N20,000.00) for a second time and subsequent offender or community service for fourteen (14) days.