By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
At least 13 vehicles were on Wednesday impounded by police operatives in Lagos over violation of the government’s stay at home directive.
The vehicles were intercepted by an enforcement and monitoring team led by the Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) DCP Olatunji Disu, early hours of the day in Alapere area of the metropolis.
The team also reportedly dispersed a group of over 150 youth doing physical exercise in Ketu – Alapere area during the period.
According to report, the vehicles which included three cars, seven buses and three 4-Wheel drives were intercepted while conveying passengers.
Our correspondent learnt that the drivers were without valid card of exception and could not give satisfactory reason for being on the road.
The Commander, who was leading a team of police officers on intensification of enforcement of COVID 19 stay at home to Lagos Island detoured at ketu – Alapere, was said to have detoured on sighting a long queue of vehicles making their way towards Ojota Bridge inward Ibadan.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu had yesterday evening directed the Commander, RRS and Area Commanders in the State to supervise and intensify enforcement of the Stay at home directives on COVID 19. The Commander had earlier directed his men to disperse over 150 youths who had equally converged in front of Samuel Gbadebo Adegboyega Village beside The Apostolic Church, Alapere.
Some of the youths, who claimed to be residents of the village and Ketu – Alapere were in their large numbers doing morning physical exercises before the police got to the area.
After being addressed on the essence of the government’s stay at home order, some of the youth still refused to go home until the RRS Commander directed his officers to form a wall, walked the youth down the road before they eventually dispersed.
While vehicles with valid excuses and identifications were allowed passage, some of the buses that were arrested stated that they were heading to Ibadan with their passengers.
All the vehicles have been handed over to Alapere Divisional Police Station.