The Lagos state police command said it has arrested 197 individuals Nigerians at various checkpoints and motor parks and impound 43 vehicles for going against the interstate lockdown handed down by the federal government as against the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Monday that the violators were arraigned and sentenced accordingly.
He said, “The Lagos State Police Command arrested 179 persons for violating interstate non-essential travel restrictions. The violators were arrested on June 28 and 29, 2020, at various interstate checkpoints and motor parks in Lagos State. Among those arrested were 43 commercial bus drivers conveying passengers to Abuja, Kogi, and Abia states, among others. Forty-three vehicles were also impounded.
“The suspects were arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences Mobile Court and sentenced accordingly.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, warned commercial vehicle operators and motor parks against violating the interstate movement restriction order. Passengers are also warned against non-essential interstate travels.”