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COVID 19: Over 300 Vehicles Apprehended by FRSC

The Federal Road safety Corps across the 12 Zonal commands has appreheneded over 300 vehicles
conveying over 2,422 passengers for violating the presidntial orders on social distancing in vehicles

Mr. Bisi Kazeem explained in a statement issued in Abuja that the highest number of arrests were recorded in the
following states; Rivers, Enugu and Kwara. While Ekiti and Niger States recorded the least number of arrests.
He gave the breakdown of the arrests as Rivers 67, Enugu 48, Kwara 47, Sokoto 37, Adamawa 36, Delta 31 and Oyo 23.
Others are; Kaduna and Bauchi with 16 arrests each, Ebonyi 14 while each of Lagos and Ondo recorded a total of 11
arrests respectively. Accordingly, Ekiti state where the least number of arrest was successfully carried out
recorded 1 arrest while Niger followed suit with 2 arrests. Kazeem also said that from the data made available
by the 12 Zonal Commands, it was gathered that out of the 396 vehicles arrested, 343 were impounded for conveying
a total of 2,442 passengers which completely violates the physical distancing order while
the remaining 63 vehicles were arrested for overloading the vehicles with goods.

In order to ensure that the maximum precautionary measures are adhered to in those vehicles,
Kazeem revealed that, out of the 2442 commuters, a total of 927 were discharged from the vehicles
to make room for spacing and distancing amongst the passengers.

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