The Police Command in Ogun State said Tuesday that it arrested a masquerade for defying the state government’s directives on high-density gatherings as part of moves to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The masquerade was apprehended after it allegedly confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they insisted on dispersing his followers.
The spokesman of the police in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement made available to our correspondent said the masquerade was apprehended on Sunday at Ijeja area of Abeokuta, following a complaint from members of the public that some people had gathered in hundreds in the area. Oyeyemi said the gathering was held to celebrate masquerade festival in the area
He said the gathering created fear of massive spread of the disease among people in the area.
He said “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.
“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.”