The Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) DCP Olatunji Disu, under Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday impounded 13 vehicles in Alapere area of the metropolis for not complying with the Federal Government’s directive on lockwdown to contain spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The police also dispersed a group of over 150 youth doing physical exercise in Ketu – Alapere.
Our correspondent gathered that the vehicles, which included three cars, seven buses and three 4-Wheel drives were caught carrying passengers and were without valid excuses of being on the road.
The Commander, who was leading a team of police officers on intensification of enforcement of COVID 19 stay at home to Lagos Island detoured at ketu – Alapere where a long queue of vehicles were making their way towards Ojota Bridge inward Ibadan.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu had directed the Commander, RRS and Area Commanders in the State to supervise and intensify enforcement of the Stay at home directives on COVID 19.
Some of the youths, who claimed to be residents of the village and Ketu – Alapere were in their large numbers doing morning physical exercises before the police got to the area.
After being addressed on the essence of the government’s stay at home order, some of the youths still refused to go home until the RRS Commander directed his officers to form a wall, walked the youth down the road before they eventually dispersed.