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Nasarawa: Police arrest Polytechnic registrar, local council boss for violating lockdown order

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Nasarawa: Police arrest Polytechnic registrar, local council boss for violating lockdown order

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested the Acting Registrar of the State Polytechnic Lafia, Mr Murktar Wakeel for violating the state government’s order on social distancing in the state.

The State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Lafia.

Longe said that the police had also arrested Mr Sulieman Agyo, the overseer, of the Lafia North Development Area of the state.

NAN reports that both men were arrested on Saturday during a wedding ceremony in Lafia.

Longe said that the wedding ceremony held in Lafia was a clear disregard of the state government’s order on social distancing.

He said “I can confirm to you that we have arrested the acting registrar of the state polytechnic Lafia and the overseer of Lafia development area and they are helping us with our investigations to ensure that all those that attended the wedding were arrested for prosecution.

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“This is to let everyone know that nobody is above the law in Nasarawa state.

He added that the command would ensure the arrest of all guests at the wedding irrespective of their status in the society.

According to him, the suspects will be arraigned at the court on Tuesday after the Easter holidays.

He also said that he took a tour around the state capital to monitor the level of compliance, especially churches in view of the Easter celebration and he was satisfied with their compliance to the government’s order.

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