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Coronavirus: Egungun enter one chance as Police arrests masquerade for defying ban

Coronavirus: Egungun enter one chance as Police arrests masquerade for defying ban


As per reports culled from a reliable source, Police Command in Ogun
State has arrested a masquerade (Egungun in Yoruba parlance) for defying the government’s directive of stay at home order during this covid-19 pandemic.


The state had effected the ban as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The masquerade was apprehended after it confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they dispersed his followers.


The arrest was contained in a statement on Monday by Policeman spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The said masquerade was nabbed at Ijeja area of Abeokuta following a complaint from residents.

Oyeyemi noted that the gathering, which attracted many people, was held to celebrate masquerade festival.

. "Upon the report, policemen from Ibara Division moved to the area and warned the people to disperse but the masequrade confronted the policemen and threatened to deal with them if they insist on dispersing his followers.

“The masequrade was subsequently arrested and taken to the station where he was warned to be law-abiding before he was released to a reliable surety”, he added.

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