COVID-19: Police grab 406 Ghanaians for flouting lockdown rules, ban on gatherings

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The Police have reported that a total of 406 people have so far been arrested for flouting lockdown rules and ban on public gatherings announced by the President.

Updating the public on measures taken to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease in Ghana, ACP Lydia Donkor, Head of Legal and Prosecution, Accra Regional Police Command said the 406 persons were arrested across the country.

“So far, 406 persons have been arrested with 103 in custody, 248 have been granted bail and 41 have been processed for court,” she said.

She further gave a break down of the people arrested on a regional basis with the Greater Accra topping the list and Ashanti Region coming second.

ACP Donkor further advised members of the public to ensure that they abide by the rules set up by the government to avoid being prosecuted.

“If you are arrested, and after successful investigation, you will be prosecuted and if found guilty, you are likely to pay a fine of ranging from GHS12,000 to GHS60,000 or to a term of imprisonment of 4 years to 10 years or both,” she added.

She also offered a breakdown of the arrests below:

  • Greater Accra Region –  161
  • Ashanti Region –  70
  • Volta Region – 67
  • Western Region –  8
  • Eastern Region –  6
  • Tema Region – 31
  • Bono Region –  20
  • Northern Region – 9
  • Central Region – 24
  • North East Region –  1
  • Upper East Region –  8
  • Upper West Region –  2
  • Western North Region –  8


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