COVID-19: Task Force Arrests 29 Lagos-Bound Commercial Motorcyclists In Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Enforcement Task-team on COVID-19 restrictions, on Tuesday, arrested 29 commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, who were travelling in a truck from Nasarawa State to Lagos State.

The truck with Number Plate LFA 837 ZX was intercepted at the AYA Bridge in Asokoro District of the territory.

They were later arraigned before Magistrate Idayat Akonni at Eagle Square who found them guilty and ruled that the truck be impounded, while the driver was awarded a fine of N3,000 and all the occupants of the truck are sent back to their point of departure.

While addressing newsmen before a Mobile Court, the Chairman of the Task Team, Ikharo Attah said: “Despite the series of arrests, prosecution and turning back of violators by the FCT administration, many persons are yet to fully comply with the Presidential directive on the interstate travel ban.

“Just when one feels there is enough arrest to deter people, many more would continue to move and traverse state borders.

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