In News by stephen abiodun on the 17th, July, 2020

Imo COVID-19 taskforce warns in opposition to extortion of residents

Imo COVID-19 taskforce warns against extortion of citizens

The chairman of Imo State Covid-19 taskforce, Prof. Maurice Iwu has warned some safety brokers within the state allegedly accumulating cash from residents who violate Covid-19 directives, to desist from such or be charged for prison act.

Iwu stated that the taskforce had very quickly given such order, interesting that such exercise be stopped forthwith.

“It has come to our discover that sure people, teams and touts have been going around the state extorting cash from residents of the state within the guise that they’re members of Imo Covid-19 taskforce.

“Let me make categorically clear that there is no such thing as a time Imo Covid-19 taskforce directed anybody, group or group to overtly or covertly embark on any motion to implement the principles by accumulating cash from any particular person, group or firm within the state.

“The taskforce makes use of this medium to tell the residents of Imo state to not enable anybody within the guise of Imo Covid-19 taskforce to dupe or extort you of your hard-earned cash. We didn’t in a any manner authorize this act,” he warned.

Prof Iwu spoke by means of a press launch made accessible to newsmen.

The discharge, nevertheless, suggested Imo folks to proceed to maintain to the principles of the containment of Covid-19 unfold, reminding residents of the continual use of facemasks and washing of fingers with operating water or hand sanitizer.

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