Wedding couple declared wanted after fleeing from their wedding ceremony
- A gentleman named Nash and his bride called Tijani Nimatu have been on the run after fleeing their wedding ceremony on Sunday, April 19
- The two were having an Islamic wedding with more than 25 people which is against the social distancing protocols
- The police have declared the two wanted after they were summoned but did not show up
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A couple in the Northern Regional capital of Ghana, Tamale, has been declared wanted after they fled their wedding ceremony when they noticed the police presence.
According to 3news.com, the incident happened on Sunday, April 19, 2020, when the love couple decided to defy social distancing protocols and hold their wedding.
It is reported that the groom by name Nash and his bride called Tijani Nimatu were having an Islamic wedding when the police patrol stormed the area with sirens.
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The police confirm that the two lovers were issued with a 24-hour ultimatum to report to the police but have since failed to honour the invitation.
According to the Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Supt. Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, the disregard shown by the couple to turn up made the police proceed to court for the arrest of the couple and for them to be declared wanted.
Two guests identified as Iddi Ibrahim and Abubakari Yusif Dauda were arrested but granted bail of GHC 5,000 cedis later.
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Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo put a ban on social gatherings of people numbering more than 25 since March 22, 2020, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
This included wedding ceremonies, political rallies, church services and any other gathering of people exceeding the 25-benchmark.
In a separate news report, Ghana' information minister, honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said that the sharing of free food has stopped as the president has lifted the partial lockdown in the affected areas.
A news report by Peacefmonline indicates that the information minister disclosed this during a radio interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on PeaceFM's "Kokrokoo".
It may be recalled that the government started the distribution of free meals to an estimated 400,000 Ghanaians with limited means in locked-down areas amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.
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