The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has directed that the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on Ago Alaye community of Odigbo Local Government Area of the state be relaxed.

Akeredolu however, imposed a dusk to dawn curfew from 6am to 6pm on the community till further notice.

The commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, said the governor had also directed the immediate release of those arrested but had no connection with the crisis.

Read the full statement:

The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, has directed that the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on Ago Alaye community be relaxed forthwith. The new curfew regime will henceforth, be dusk to dawn; that is, twelve hours (from 6pm-6am) until further notice.

Mr. Governor has similarly, directed the release of all those arrested and detained by the Police in the wake of the crisis. This directive however, affects only those whose arrest have no direct bearing and connection with crimes associated with the violence which claimed lives and properties.

Nonetheless, Mr. Governor, while expressing his deep appreciation to the law enforcement agencies, especially the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army for their efforts in restoring peace law and order, urges them to intensify efforts to heighten their investigations, especially where there are clear and brazing infractions against the law.

Signed:
Donald Ojogo,
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation