Operatives of the Lagos state police command has arrested One Hundred and fifty passengers for violating interstate travel restriction handed down by the government of Nigeria as part of means curtailing the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world and Nigeria.

The command’s Public Relation Officer, SP Bala Elkana said the operatives, on the enforcement of the ban on interstates non essential travel during curfew hours intercepted ten (10) luxurious buses with one hundred and fifty (150) passengers travelling out of Lagos state to various destinations in the northern and eastern regions of Nigeria.

Recall that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID 19 had relaxed the restriction of movement in the form of an extension where it allowed movement from 4Am in the morning to 10pm at night.

But for want of violation, the drivers and passengers were said to have turned a deaf ear to the lay-down regulation and were subsequently arrested, while their buses were impounded.

The PPRO said violators were arraigned in Lagos state special offences court.
“The commissioner of police, Lagos state command, CP Hakeem Odumosu warned commercial vehicle operators and motor parks against violating interstates movement restriction orders during the curfew hours, as passengers are also warned against non-essential interstate travel during the curfew hours”

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