The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the arrest of at least 321 individuals for overloading amidst the menace of Coronavirus pandemic.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA by the corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem on Tuesday evening.
He said pursuant to the agency resolve, it enforces social distance order as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors across the country.
“The Federal Road Safety Corps has through a coordinated and swift operation, arrested and booked a total of 321 offenders for violating the social distance order by overloading their vehicles with excess passengers”, part of the statement read.
He revealed that the arrests were successfully carried out with effect from Sunday, 30 March, to 06 April 2020.
Mr Kazeem further disclosed that FRSC took the decision in order to forestall unnecessary spread of the virus.
“Generally, so far within the first week of this enforcement, the Corps has recorded 321 arrests on overloading and violation of the social distance directive.”
He also called on motorists to desist from any act of overloading of vehicles and warned passengers not to board any vehicle that is already carrying more than the expected number of persons.
“Everybody must be at alert and maintain maximum health and safety guidelines as any compromise might be so dangerous and could lead to an undue escalation of the already rising pandemic”, his statement concluded.