July 27, 2021

The Governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi on Friday morning ordered the immediate arrest of those that organized the burial ceremonies that took place in Ezza South and Ikwo local government areas of Ebonyi State.

The Governor who frowned at the development also insisted that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Awoshola Awotinde should arrest all the policemen that supervised the burial.

Umahi stated this while briefing Journalists on government’s efforts towards tacking the dreaded corona virus in the State.

He further directed the Vice Chancellor of Alex Ekuweme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo Ebonyi State to stop releasing corpses for burial in the State so to ensure the safety of citizens of the State.

“Commissioner of Police make ensure that the policemen that supervised the burial are arrested and detained.

“Chairmen of Ezza South and Ikwo, I don’t understand how burial ceremonies will take place in your LGA and you people are not aware. This thing should stop. We should safeguard the lives of our citizens,” he explained.

The Governor further called on the Permanent Secretary of State Affairs, Mr. Austin Udude and Commissioner of Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike to identity 2 hotels within the capital which will be taken over by the State government for occupation by medical workers in the fight against the scourge.

On the lock down of the State which will commence on Saturday, the Governor charged the Chairmen of all the LGAs and security operatives to ensure strict compliance to the directive of the State Government.

According to the Governor, the lock down is not a joke as only vehicles on essential duty will be allowed into the State.

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