Disregard Wike’s order, enforce FG’s 10pm-4am curfew – Rivers Police tells officers

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The Police Command Rivers State has said it is enforcing the 10 pm-4 am curfew of the Federal government and not the 8 pm-6 am curfew of the State government.

The Rivers state police Command made clarification following the conflicting orders of the Federal and the State governments in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State declared a curfew on Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor starting from June 2.

The curfew, according to Gov. Wike, would run from 8 pm to 6 am.

But speaking to the media in Port Harcourt, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, Police Public Relations Officer, said officers were not implementing the curfew imposed by the Rivers Government.

DSP Omoni said the Command had directed its men to enforce the compliance of the curfew declared by the Federal Government, which begins at 10 pm to 4 am daily.

DSP Nnamdi Omoni argued that, “Since both curfew times are meant to meet the same target, that of the Federal Government supersedes, in keeping with the constitutional provisions of the country.”

Omoni advised members of the public who suffer harassment in the hands of police officers as a result of the conflicting time to call the Police Emergency phone lines or his mobile line.

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