by Winifred Okafor
The Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State, DCP Olatunji Disu led a team of police officers to impound 13 vehicles in Alapere, Lagos Mainland for not complying with the Federal Government’s directive on the stay at home order just as the team dispersed a group of over 150 youth doing physical exercise in Ketu – Alapere today, Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
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 led a team of police officers on enforcement of COVID 19 stay at home directive visited the Ketu – Alapere where a long queue of vehicles were making their way towards Ojota Bridge inward Ibadan.
Recall that 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.
The Commander had earlier directed his men to disperse over 150 youths who had equally converged in front of Samuel Gbadebo Adegboyega Village beside The Apostolic Church, Alapere.
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 youth 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.
While vehicles with valid excuses and identifications were allowed passage, some of the buses that were arrested stated that they were heading to Ibadan with their passengers.
The RRS says all the vehicles have been handed over to Alapere Divisional Police Station.