Rivers Govt threatens to arrest Obio-Akpor, PH residents jogging, playing street football during lockdown

The Rivers State Government has threatened to arrest residents of Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt jogging or playing football during the 24 hours lockdown.

Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s commissioner for information in a statement said some individuals are using the period of lockdown to jog and play street football.

“This is in utter disregard for the social distancing and ban on public gatherings directives of government.

” Parents and Guardians are hereby advised to warn their wards to desist from the practice.

“Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone that will violate this directive.

” This announcement serves as the last warning to all those involved” he said.