COVID-19: Oyetola releases cars, motorcycles impounded during lockdown

Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has directed the release of all vehicles and motorcycles impounded for flouting the lockdown order aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, which was forwarded to Tribune Online in Osogbo.

According to the statement, “Osun governor Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has pardoned all those whose vehicles (cars, buses, motorcycles, tricycles, trucks, etc.) were impounded for violating the lockdown directives of the state government which was put in place to curb further spread of COVID-19 in the state.”

“The owners of the impounded vehicles are therefore to report to the different Police formations where their vehicles were taken, with proof of ownership, with effect from 12:00 noon on Monday, 18th May 2020 for the release of the said vehicles.”

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“This gesture by Governor Oyetola applies only to vehicle owners who violated the state government’s directives since the lockdown began to date.”

“Governor Oyetola has however warned that anyone caught committing infractions or violation of the lockdown guidelines henceforth will face the full force of the law.”

“The state government is using this medium to caution its citizens and residents to ensure that they observe all government’s regulations and guidelines put in place to protect the state in the face of the pandemic”, the statement concluded.

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