FCT Police to Prosecute Violators of Overnight Curfew


Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said yesterday that it had commenced the enforcement of the overnight curfew imposed on the nation’s capital.

The command urged residents to adhere to the presidential directive by staying at home within the period as those found to have violated the curfew would be prosecuted.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to remind residents of the Federal Capital Territory that there is a subsisting presidential directive imposing an overnight curfew in FCT between 8:00pm and 6:00am daily, starting from Monday 4th May, 2020.

“This implies that movement of persons will not be allowed within this stipulated time. However, essential service providers, especially medical personnel who may be on duty at such hours will be considered”, it said.

The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the command in compliance with the directive, had commenced enforcement of the overnight curfew.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to comply with the presidential directive and stay at home within the curfew hours.

“All should note that those arrested for violating this directive will be detained and arraigned at the mobile courts the next morning”, it said.