Lockdown: 14 people arrested for loitering around during lockdown remanded

Lockdown: 14 people arrested for loitering around during lockdown remanded

- 14 people in Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region have been remanded into police custody for defying the rules of the lockdown in Kasoa.

- They have been will be sent to court again on April 16, 2020, for breaking the president's stay at home order

- According to the police after several police interrogations proved that they were only loitering around

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Some 14 people in Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region have been remanded into police custody for defying the rules of the lockdown in Kasoa.

The 14 people were arraigned before the Ofaakor Circuit court presided over by Justice Ebenezer Osei Darko.

They are to appear in court again on April 16, 2020.

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Speaking on Citi FM, Superintendent Samuel Odame, the Kasoa District Police Commander said the 14 people were arrested in Kasoa after several police interrogations proved that they were only loitering around.

“In collaboration with our military counterpart, the 14 suspects were arrested by the task force and they were found to have committed the offence under the Restrictions Act 10/12 of 2020 and we charged them before court,” Superintendent Samuel said.

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“The 14 were found at a point close to the Kasoa underpass doing things which had nothing to do with going to get essential services and we had no option than to charge them and put them before the court this morning,” Superintendent Odame added.

According to him although there are Military and Police presence in Kasoa, individuals still come to town for no reason.

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“You meet some and they have all sort of flimsy excuses. You meet them in the morning and they say they are going to buy Koko, you meet them in the afternoon they say they are going to buy drug and you wonder why the person could not buy all these things in the morning,” the District Commander said.

He cautioned the general public to stay at home unless it is necessary to do otherwise.

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“This is something that all of us have to think about seriously and it is in our own interest that we stay in our various homes unless it is very necessary. This will serve as a deterrent to other individuals who come to town without any better reason so it is better to stay at home,” Superintendent Odame said.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Doctors at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital had threatened to withdraw their services.

The doctors' threats were as a result of claims of poor preparedness to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to them, it is dangerous for a sideward at the department to be used as a coronavirus isolation centre while they lack Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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