By Cyber Era Reporter
In demonstration of its resolve to diligently enforce the social distance order, amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as directed by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors across the country, road safety referee, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) has through a coordinated and swift operation, arrested and booked a total of 321 offenders for violating the social distance order by loading their vehicles with excess passengers.
In a statement seen by Cyber Era and inked by the Corps Public Education Officer, Corps Commander, Bisi Kazeem, he revealed that the arrests were successfully carried out with effect from Sunday, March 30 to April 6, 2020 owing to the presidential directive on strict adherence to social distancing as part of governments’ organised effort to forestall unnecessary spread of the virus.
Giving details of the arrests, the Corps spokesperson stated that generally, so far within the first week of this enforcement, the Corps had recorded 321 arrests on overloading and violation of the social distance directive.
According to Kazeem, the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi had further called on motorists to desist from any act of overloading of vehicles and warned passengers not to board any vehicle that was already carrying more than the expected number of persons, adding everybody must be at alert and maintain maximum health and safety guidelines as any compromise might be so dangerous and could lead to undue escalation of the already rising pandemic.