The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority has impounded about 36 commercial trailers and articulated vehicles belonging to haulage companies and logistics departments.
The Executive Chairman, OYRTMA, Dr Akin Fagbemi, said the operators of the trucks, while passing through Oyo State to other parts of the country, breached the lockdown orders “by using their trucks to convey multitude of persons.”
He said, “Some articulated trucks and trailers, numbering about 36, were impounded in Oyo State between Wednesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 8, for violating the restriction of movement orders of the state government, having previously established that the virus is majorly transmitted through human movements from one place to another.
“These articulated vehicles were seen conveying hundreds of persons as against the approved food items, pharmaceuticals and other essentials without any official permit or convincing reasons.”
He said the acts negated the efforts by the Oyo State Government to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through the influx of persons into the state.