The Ghana Police Service on Tuesday stated 406 individuals have been arrested for allegedly breaching the Imposition of Restrictions Act, Act 2020 (Act 1012), handed by Parliament as a part of efforts to restrict the unfold of COVID-19.
Talking at a press briefing in Accra, organised by the Ministry of Info to offer an replace on the COVID-19 pandemic, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Lydia Donkor, Head of Authorized and Prosecution, noted that of the total figure, 103 have been in custody, 248 had been granted bail and 41 processed for courtroom.
The Regional breakdown are; Accra Area 161, Ashanti Area 70, Volta Area 67, Western Area eight, Japanese Area six, Tema Area 31 and Bono Area 50.
Others embody Northern Area 9, Central Area 24, Western North Area eight, Higher East Area eight, North East Area one and Higher West Area two circumstances.
4 areas; Oti, Ahafo, Savannah and Bono East had no arrests.
ACP Donkor stated the overall nature of Operation COVID-19 Security had been a humanitarian one.
She stated the Police Administration had been receiving, on every day foundation, info that individuals had largely complied with the keep house directive.
“So, the officers and males you see on the street on every day foundation at snap checks and street blocks checking motion of individuals from place to position are implementing the regulation and likewise partaking in some type of public schooling,” she stated.
“…We’ve folks in trotro and buses and after they get to a verify level the cops on the street interact them and likewise advise them on the necessity to keep protected and likewise bear in mind all of the protocols which can be wanted to guard them from this lethal virus.”
She stated the recalcitrant ones could be handled in accordance with the regulation.
ACP Donkor stated the Ghana Police Service wished to recommendation the general public as soon as once more to adjust to all the principles and laws governing the Imposition of Restrictions Act.
“And if you are found guilty you are likely to pay a fine ranging from GHC12,000.00 to GHC60,000.00 or to a term of imprisonment from four months up to ten years or both,” she said.
She suggested the general public to adjust to the principles and laws and guarantee they stayed house, and keep away from any resistance in the event that they have been turned again by the officers on the roads.
“If you do that, you are going to be arrested and definitely, you will spend time in our custody and you will not be free to go home. So stay at home. Stop the spread. And let’s stay safe.”