Enugu To Empty Police Cells Over Coronavirus


As part of measures to check the spread of the Coronavirus, Enugu Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdurrahman, has put a stop to unnecessarily arrests and detention of suspects.

In a statement by Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the CP also enjoined Officers and Men of the Command to observe personal safety measures.

He directed them to stop forthwith any form of unnecessary arrest and detention of suspects in Police Cells within the Command.

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He also ordered the immediate release on bail of suspects who might have been detained for offences considered not very serious and/or bailable.

In line with this, suspects arrested for serious offences such murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape/defilement and others that are non bailable, must be thoroughly screened before they are detained to avoid the spread of the virus.

CP Abdurrahman further ordered strict enforcement social restriction orders given by various levels of Government and warned against the unnecessary arrest and detention of suspects.

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While urging the good people of the state to abide by such orders the CP ordered all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Tactical/Operational Units of the Command to ensure the strict enforcement of the social restriction orders and other legitimate orders by the Federal and Enugu State Governments.

He urged the citizens to remain vigilant and law-abiding within this period and to avoid, except where absolutely necessary, social visits to Police Stations and offices as well as reduce official visits.

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He further reassured all and sundry of the Command’s commitment to ensure the security and safety of lives and property in the State.

Meanwhile, the Command he said, can be contacted in case of emergency on 08032003702, 08075390882 or 08086671202.

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