How some Ghanaians who defied lockdown orders were chased, arrested at dawn

Some scapegoats who defied the two-week lockdown directive issued by the president learned the hard way when they were arrested by the national security task force enforcing the COVID-19 Safety Operations on Monday dawn at Asafo, a suburb of Kumasi.

The arrested individuals, prior to their capture encountered a long hot chase with the security task force amidst cheers from onlookers who were spying and taking snapshots of the incident through their windows.

Meanwhile, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Dr. Sayibu Pabi Gariba, the Operation COVID Safety it is not intended to intimidate Ghanaian citizens.

He has for that matter described the operation as strictly humanitarian.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday during his fourth address to the nation declared a lockdown in some main parts of the country aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus.

These areas are described by the Ghana Health Service as the epicenters, where substantial numbers of the novel coronavirus have been recorded.

Under the emergency measure, movements and mass gatherings have been prohibited.

Non-essential shops have also been ordered to close for the next two weeks.

Source: GhanaWeb

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.