The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), is set to arrest violators and impound unauthorised vehicles during the lockdown across the country.
The move is coming following an order from the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, on Tuesday that mandates Commanding Officers across the country to arrest violators and impound unauthorised vehicles during the lockdown.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Oyeyemi in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, in Abuja said the directive is to show FRSC’s commitment in sustaining the existing collaborations with Federal and State Governments in the fight against Coronavirus.
“As such, Commanding Officers are to ensure full utilisation of the workforce through effective deployment of personnel to arrest without hesitation, any motorist who contravenes the stay at home order.’’
“Commanding Officers must ensure that the vehicles are impounded and the occupants handed over to the Police for prosecution in the Court of Law for contravening the Presidential Order on restrictions, social distance and stay-at-home. Except for the vehicles and the occupants were accredited essential workers with proof of identification,” he said.
The Corps Marshal warned citizens to comply with the restriction order or face the wrath of the law.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari recently extended for 14 days the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, from April 14.