LOCKDOWN:ABIA TASKFORCE IMPOUNDS VEHICLES FOR DISOBEDIENCE

Several vehicles were yesterday, impounded by the Abia State Joint Taskforce on COVID-19 monitoring the compliance on the lockdown order declared by the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.

The team, which was led by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Homeland Security, Chief Sopuruchi Bekee, monitored the level of compliance in some parts of Umuahia; Aba road by Azikiwe road junction through Isi-Gate to Uzuakoli road through Umuagu- Nkwoegwu road through Port Hacourt-Enugu expressway back to Mission Hill to Ikot-Ekpene junction to Ikwuano LGA.Accompanied by the Head of Service, Sir Onyii Nwama, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, M. A Jatau, DCO Operations, Abia State Police Command, Mr. Alfa Jibrin, Representatives of the Army, NDLEA, Civil Defense, among others.Chief Bekee insisted that the impounded vehicles, which have been packed at the State Police Command, would remain there until the end of the lockdown period as directed by the committee.He used the opportunity to enjoin Abians to strictly adhere to the stay at home directive of the State Government as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Corona virus.Newsmen gathered that many of those whose vehicles were impounded could not clear themselves on what brought them to the road.

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