Coronavirus: Face masks now mandatory in Ogun, as lockdown takes toll

Meanwhile, the lockdown has been taking its toll on the state as roads and inner streets in the otherwise bustling city of Abeokuta, the state capital, were deserted on Saturday and yesterday following commencement of the total lockdown, effective from Friday night.

Our correspondent, who monitored the sit-at-home order over the weekend, reports that there was total compliance by residents of the state capital.

Major streets, parks and markets were shut and the streets were desolate as combined security forces manned strategic areas to monitor and enforce compliance. Only personnel working on essential services were allowed movement.

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The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, led a team of security agencies in monitoring compliance in Abeokuta, Sagamu and other parts of the state.

However, the level of compliance in other parts of Ogun State was partial.

Our correspondent observed there were, however, business activities in Ifo and Sango-Ota, along the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway.

The Area Commander of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun West Senatorial District, Adekunle Ajibade, told newsmen in Sango-Ota that two commercial drivers had been arrested in the area for defying the lockdown, saying they would soon be handed over to the appropriate authority.

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