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Lockdown: FRSC begins arrests of violators, unauthorized vehicles

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Lockdown: FRSC begins arrests of violators, unauthorized vehicles

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered Commanding Officers nationwide to arrest violators and impound unauthorized vehicles during the lockdown.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.

Oyeyemi ordered the Corps to step up ongoing enforcement on restrictions and social distancing among vehicle occupants.

He said that this was necessary to carry out the presidential directives holistically by impounding at sight any vehicle found violating the orders.

“This is to further ensure that the restrictions are diligently and effectively enforced with all sense of professionalism, civility and resilience,” he said.

Oyeyemi added that with the upsurge in deaths and spread of the virus across the globe, the Federal Government was working to subdue the disease in Nigeria.

“As such, Commanding Officers are to ensure full utilisation of the workforce through effective deployment of personnel to arrest without hesitation, any motorist who contravenes the stay at home order.

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“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 distancing and stay-at-home order.”

The statement added that all vehicles and occupants with accredited essential workers and proof of identification could move freely.

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