COVID-19: Police arrest 150 persons, impound 10 luxury buses in Lagos for violating curfew | Dailytrust

COVID-19: Police arrest 150 persons, impound 10 luxury buses in Lagos for violating curfew

Vehicles and passengers arrested by the Police for allegedly violating govt order on restriction of movement
Vehicles and passengers arrested by the Police for allegedly violating govt order on restriction of movement

The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 150 persons for allegedly violating the state government’s order banning movement in the state from 10pm to 4am.

The Command also said it impounded 10 luxury buses their operators were using “at odd hours” to convey the 150 persons out of Lagos to various states in the northern parts of the country.

The state government had imposed the order to check the spread of COVID 19 pandemic.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement he issued on Tuesday that on July 18, 2020 at about 11pm, the Command’s operatives on enforcement of the ban on non-essential inter-state travel during the curfew hours intercepted 10 luxurious buses with 150 passengers travelling out of Lagos State to various destinations in the northern and eastern regions of Nigeria.

Elkana said the drivers and passengers were arrested, while the buses were impounded, adding that the violators were arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court.

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