Lockdown: Police in Katsina impound 282 vehicles from defaulters
The Katsina police command says it has impounded no fewer than 282 vehicles of lockdown defaulters comprising of One Hundred and Fifty-Nine (159) Motor Vehicles, Seventeen (17) Tricycles and One Hundred and Six (106) Motorcycles so far.
This is contained in a statement signed by the police command’s public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah and made available to newsmen including Katsina Post.
It can be recalled that, Katsina state Government under the leadership of His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Katsina state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR, issued lockdown orders restricting movements and other social, religious and economic activities in Daura, Dutsinma, Katsina, Mani, Safana, Kankia, Matazu, Musawa, Jibia and Batagarawa while at the same time closing all its borders with states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa and Niger Republic, in order to curve the spread of the Covid 19, pandemic in the state.
“In order to ensure total compliance with the lockdown law, the joint security forces have so far impounded one hundred and fifty nine (159) motor vehicles, seventeen (17) Tricycles and one hundred and forty-one (141) motorcycles. Following the establishment and inauguration of the special mobile courts, one hundred and fifty five (155) motor vehicle owners, seventeen (17) tricyclists, and one hundred and six (106) motorcyclists were charged to court for violation of the Quarantine and Restriction of movement Regulation, (2020).
“The violators were sentenced to various fines with or without community services, ranging from N3000 to N10,000.
“Four motor vehicle owners and thirty-five (35) motorcyclists are still under investigation.
“In the light of the foregoing, the Command enjoins the people of the state to strictly comply with the provision of the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations as it is in the best interest of the state.
“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, appreciate the good people of the state for their seamless co-operation, resilience and tolerance in this trying moment. Ramadan Mubarak”. The statement concluded.