Coronavirus: Masquerade arrested for defying ban on public gatherings in Ogun

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A masquerade in Ogun state has landed in trouble after defying the sit-at-home order imposed by the state government.

The Ogun state police command have arrested a masquerade otherwise known as Egungun in Yoruba parlance, for defying the government’s order banning all public gatherings in the state as part of measures to curb Coronavirus spread.

A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the masquerade was apprehended along Ijeja area in Abeokuta the state capital after it confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they dispersed his followers.

“Upon the report, policemen from Ibara Division moved to the area and warned the people to disperse but the masequrade confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they insist on dispersing his followers.

“The masequrade was subsequently arrested and taken to the station where he was warned to be law-abiding before he was released to a reliable surety”, the statement read

Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun has announced that the lockdown in Ogun will commence on Friday April 3rd


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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