The Federal Road Safety Corps has revealed that motorists who are not included in the essential service list of the Federal Government risk losing their vehicles if caught violating the lockdown order.
This is as the President extended the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States by another two weeks.
In a statement on Tuesday, FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, ordered his men to “step up ongoing enforcement on restrictions and social distance amongst vehicle occupants and carry out the Presidential directives holistically by impounding at sight any vehicle found violating the orders”.
He ordered his men to arrest without hesitation, any motorist who contravenes the stay-at-home order of the government.
He said, “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 the Court of Law for contravening the Presidential Order on restrictions, social distance and stay at home.”

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The police commands in different parts of Nigeria have also stepped up their operations. The FCT Police have impounded 269 vehicles over lockdown violation as Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority has impounded about 36 commercial trailers and articulated vehicles belonging to haulage companies and logistics departments.
The Kaduna State Police Command has also impounded 205 vehicles for flouting Coronavirus curfew.

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