Ugwuanyi intercepts 17 men hidden in trailer loaded with cattle

By AdvocateNews on 13/05/2020

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Governor Ugwuanyi enforcing the lockdown in parts of Enugu Tuesday night
Governor Ugwuanyi enforcing the lockdown in parts of Enugu Tuesday night

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday night defied the heavy downpour in Enugu State as he led a team to enforce the overnight dusk to dawn curfew imposed across the country by President Muhammdu Buhari.

The 8 pm to 6 am curfew is part of the measures put in place by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Ugwuanyi, who has personally been monitoring the ban on interstate movement across the State’s borders, took time to also enforce the curfew.

Apart from deviant residents who were caught driving during the curfew, the Governor’s team made a big catch when it intercepted a trailer load of cattle with 17 men hidden on the floor of the vehicle.

The trailer was forced to stop at the Emene axis of Enugu at about 9pm.

During a proper search, it was discovered that some humans were hidden on the floor of the vehicle.

Under interrogation, the 17 men including the driver of the vehicle claimed they were cattle traders and were coming from Bauchi.

The bewildered governor expressed concern as to how such a number of people found their way into the State under the pretence of transporting cattle.

Asked why they were travelling nocturnally and clandestinely, they replied they were not aware of any curfew and closure of interstate borders, claiming also that they lost their way while trying to beat security checks.

They were handed over to the Emene Police Division for further action.

The Governor’s team continued the enforcement right deep into the Emene axis, where several defaulting motorists paid dearly.

Just at the Orie Emene, the team intercepted 3 vehicles fully loaded with goods and said to be heading to Ogoja in Cross River State.

The vehicles were coming from Onitsha and had beaten the security at the Enugu-Anambra boundary when luck ran out of them on their way to Ogoja, via Ebonyi.

They also claimed they were unaware of the curfew imposed by the Federal government.

The tyres of their vehicles were deflated and keys handed over to the Emene Division of the Nigeria Police.

Governor Ugwuanyi had visited the Enugu-Benue, Enugu-Kogi, Enugu-Ebonyi and Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway to ensure full compliance of the ban on interstate movement. 

Posted 13/05/2020 1:35:21 PM


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