Police commence investigation into allegation of sale of COVID-19 exemption ta
The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Command, Bala Ciroma, has ordered a discreet investigation into the allegation trending on the social media that the COVID-19 exemption tags are being sold to persons not on the exemption list.
This was revealed in a statement on Wednesday by the spokesman of the Command, Anjuguri Manzah.
The statement said: “It is imperative to state that the tags which are only issued by the Police and the FCTA Security Service Department are part of measures adopted to check the flagrant violation of the presidential lockdown order, to contain the spread of COVID-19, by some residents.
“Similarly, the authentic COVID-19 exemption tags are issued only to duly verified persons that are essential service providers.
The exemption tags are free of charge.
“The Command wishes to therefore assure members of the public that investigation into the allegation that some unscrupulous elements are printing and sharing these tags has commenced and the outcome of which will be made known to member of the public