Lockdown: FCT task team impounds 51 cars, 9 tricycles, 46 motorcycles for violation

The Joint Operation Task Team for the Enforcement of Presidential Lockdown Order on Covid-19 in FCT has impounded 51 cars, nine tricycles better known as keke NAPEP and 46 motorcycles for violating the presidential lockdown directive aimed at containing the further spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

This was contained in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the FCT Police Command, DSP Anjugiri Manzah, Saturday in Abuja.

He said the cars, tricycles, and motorcycles were impounded by the task team led by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bala Ciroma, through its enforcement units on duty around Nyanya, Dutse Alhaji, Karu, Jabi, Kado, Life-camp, Mpape, Zuba and other parts of the territory.  

He said the task team chairman has warned that any car, tricycle or motorcycle impounded for violating the presidential order shall remain in police custody until the 14 days lockdown order is lifted by the federal government.

Manzah said the police boss also advised members of the public to be law-abiding and support the ongoing effort by the government to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

“Furthermore, FCT residents are enjoined to adhere strictly with the new guideline issued by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, which states that markets selling food in the neighbourhoods would open from 10am to 2pm every other day.

“In view of this, all FCT residents are expected to remain in their respective homes on Sunday, as violators will be arrested,” the statement said. 

The police spokesperson said in case of distress, residents could call the FCT Police Command Control Room on any of these hotlines. 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 or 08028940883.

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