Oluwayemisi Christiana Taiwo


Ekiti State is situated in southwestern Nigeria in West Africa. Even though it formally came into effect on October 1, 1996.It is found in an area with rocks that have become metamorphosed rock.  It had 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs).Anything that requires societal criticism and retribution is alluded to as a crime. The punishment is either fine or incarceration.  Covid 19 pandemic is a contagious epidemic that is transmitted throughout the continent. The Covid-19 disease is currently recognized throughout the world, but the virus came into existence in 2019 from China, with curing medication that has been established yet. It affected too many different facets of our society, culture, and way of life, school, transit, health and economic activities were all stalled with significant disruptions and problems at different stages. Using our data from Ekiti state, we found that the cases of crime increased at a significant rate when compared to what was recorded during the epidemic of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2019. Anything that requires societal criticism and retribution is alluded to as a crime. This is definitely the case and would contribute to a rise in crime in our society. The theory of State was used in the study, the paper concluded that the effect of covid-19 made the level of crime to increase in Ekiti state because people had to stay at home without doing any job. Unengaged youths also gave rise to major protest witnessed in Nigeria which resulted to looting and destructions of properties, and recommend that the government can also fund and strengthen the Ekiti State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, by providing them with required weapons like sophisticated arms, vehicles, and other defense infrastructure so that they can defend themselves from numerous unexpected attacks and so that they can carry out their duties effectively.


Ekiti State, Covid-19 pandemic, Crime, Crime control

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