Over 400 Vehicles Arrested For Flouting Lockdown Order In Lagos

SAN FRANCISCO, April 04, (THEWILL) – Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that the state government has arrested over 400 vehicles for flouting the lockdown order.

He made this on Saturday during a live update to residents of the state on steps taken by his administration to contain the COVID-19.

“We have reviewed the situation, we are aware. It is true that we have seen a lot of people trying to flout the rules especially when it gets to 7, 8:00 (pm).

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“Today, we have arrested almost 400 vehicles, all yellow buses, that the Commissioner of Police reported to us and they have also been given the directives that the lockdown is 24/7.

“It is not that you are meant to restrict at any point of the day. It is 24/7 and people need to obey the rules. People need to comply fully.”

According to the governor, the state government will not relent in arresting commuters who may want to flout the lockdown policy.

Speaking further, he said: “We are going back to ensure that nobody is spared. If they need to continue to arrest your buses, they will do.

“Over 400 or so have been arrested from what we were told. And they will continue to do that. That is why we need to continue to encourage that people stay away until when all of these is over,” he said.