Ondo State Commissioner of Police, CP Undie Adie, on Wednesday, warned residents to adhere to the stay-at-home directives of the state government in their interest or risk arrest.
Adie, who gave the warning in a statement by the Command’s PRO, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, on Wednesday in Akure, said that the warning became necessary following noncompliance in some places.
He said that his visit to some notable points and markets within Akure metropolis showed that people were not heeding the directives.
Adie explained that the command would not watch the people of the state inviting death to themselves and their loved ones.
“Covid-19 is real and is dreaded and both the developed and developing worlds have found no cure to it, except adhering to precautionary steps by governments and medical authorities.
“If persuasion could not send down the warnings to everyone living in Ondo State, then I have no option, but to use force to drive home the directives.
“Covid-19 has no respect for age or consideration for anyone, irrespective of your status, but can be avoided if we can maintain distancing and abide strictly to the stay at home directives for now,” he said.