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COVID-19 lockdown: FRSC to impound vehicles, arrest drivers not on essential services

Motorists not on essential services, in states where the total lockdown directive had been issued, would have their vehicles impounded, and the men or women behind the wheels would be arrested.

This was according to Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had, on Monday, announced the extension of the 14 days lockdown placed on the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states for another two weeks.

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Mr. Oyeyemi, in a statement, on Tuesday, said enforcement would commence immediately and any vehicle found wanting would be seized and their owners arrested.

According to him, “Except the vehicles and the occupants are accredited essential workers with proof of identification, commanding officers must ensure that the vehicles are impounded and the occupants handed over to the police for prosecution in a court of law for contravening the Presidential order on restrictions, social distance and stay at home.”