Coronavirus: Police arrests masquerade in Abeokuta for disregarding ban on large gathering
The Ogun State Police Command arrested a masquerade for defying the government’s ban on large gathering as they aim to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The masquerade who was arrested in Ijeja area of Abeokuta, reportedly challenged and threatened to deal with the police officers when they attempted to stop the said ‘Egungun festival’ in the community.
Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that residents had complained to the police about the gathering which attracted many people in celebration of a masquerade festival.
“Upon the report, policemen from Ibara Division moved to the area and warned the people to disperse but the masquerade confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they insist on dispersing his followers,” Oyeyemi said, per Daily Trust.
“The masquerade was subsequently arrested and taken to the station where he was warned to be law-abiding before he was released to a reliable surety.”