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10 Luxury Buses Impounded, 150 Passengers Arrested In Lagos 




Ten inter-state luxury buses were impounded and 150 passengers arrested in Lagos State. Their offence was for violating the restriction of movement during the curfew period.

The Lagos State Police Command recently made the announcement on Tuesday.

The Command also said the vehicles were confiscated because their operators were using them “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.

According to Bala Elkana, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, on 18 July, 2020 at about 2300 hours, operatives of Lagos State Police Command on enforcement of the ban on inter-states non-essential travel during the curfew hours, intercepted 10 luxury buses with 150 passengers travelling out of Lagos State to various destinations in the Northern and Eastern regions of Nigeria.

Passengers Arrested

“The drivers and passengers were arrested, while the buses were impounded.

The violators were arraigned in Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court the Command’s Public Relations Officer said.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu warned commercial vehicle operators and motor parks against violating inter-states movement restriction orders during the curfew hours.

“Passengers are also warned against non-essential interstates travels during the curfew hours,” Elkana said. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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