The police administration has warned the public to desist from the use of explosives popularly known “knockouts” during the festive occasion.
A statement issued and signed by DSP Cephas Arthur of the Police Public Relations Directorate said Executive Instrument (E.I) 21 of 1999, prohibits the manufacturing, possession or carriage of any of the following categories of explosives including fire crackers, display shell, artillery shells and ball and canister shells.
He said to ensure strict compliance of this provision, personnel deployed for ‘Operation Father Christmas’ has been charged to arrest any person or group of persons who act contrary to the Executive Instrument for prosecution.
“Members of the public in possession of these prohibited explosives are, therefore, advised to deposit them with the police officer in charge of the nearest police station.”
The Service is calling on the general public to cooperate with us for an incident-free Christmas.
Source: DSP Cephas Arthur
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