The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has arrested and booked 321 offenders for violating the social distance order by overloading their vehicles with excess passengers.
The was disclosed by the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, in a statement by the corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the arrest was in pursuant to the FRSC’s resolve to diligently enforce the social distance order as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors across the country to combat spread of COVID-19.
The arrests were carried out with effect from March 30 to April 6, following the Presidential directive on strict adherence to social distancing as part of government’s organised effort to forestall unnecessary spread of the virus.
“So far within the first week of this enforcement, the Corps has recorded 321 arrests on overloading and violation of the social distance directive,” the FRSC boss said.
Motorists sre sdvised 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.