The 40 suspects included a nursing mother who was released.

Police in Dzodze has arrested over 40 people for holding an ‘Easter jam’ despite the President’s ban on all public gatherings.

These persons, mostly youth, were caught swimming and  partying at the event ground and thereby breaking all social distancing protocols.

The arrest was made Easter Sunday, April 12, by a team of officers who cracked down the celebration at 2pm.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, John Avorgbedor, disclosed that the suspect were caught at a popular guest house in the community.

“Some are adhering to the directives but some are not taking it seriously, they have never heard about the plague before,” he said.

The police released them after issuing a strong word of caution to them.

However, the owner of the place was kept in the cell for being adamant to adhere to the directives.

Amongst the suspects was a nursing mother who has since been warned and released on bail.

This is one of the cases of defiance that have sprung up after President Nana Akufo-Addo directive.

The first case that was reported after this directive was a pastor was picked at this church during a service.

In a televised address, the President ordered the closure of all educational institutions and the suspension of all public gatherings next four weeks with effect from March 16.

He has signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65 further for one week starting Monday, April 13, 2020.