The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has revealed that it has so far impounded about 269 vehicles for violating the lockdown order.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a two-week lockdown of Lagos and Ogun states as well as the FCT, as part of measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said on Sunday that the owners were warned while their vehicles were held.
He said, “Over 200 vehicles belonging to violators of the lockdown directive are in our custody. The motorists were not detained because of the social distancing directives, but their vehicles have been impounded.
“We are still carrying out a 24-hour monitoring of the city. We appeal to FCT residents to abide by the stay-at-home order.”
It was also observed that some commercial drivers, engaged in providing inter-state services between the FCT and Kaduna, were active.
Residents of several satellite towns in the FCT equally visited open markets and corner shops to make purchases.
Most of the residents, however, failed to observe the physical social distancing instruction.
Meanwhile, an Islamic cleric, Imam Abubakar, was arrested in the Wuye District of the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday for contravening the presidential lockdown order aimed at curbing the further spread of coronavirus in Abuja.
A Turkish man and an Angolan citizen were also arrested in Wuse 2 for violating the stay-at-home directive.
Chairman of the FCTA enforcement team, Attah Ikharo, said the men were taken to the Maitama Police Division.

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