The Police in Kwara on Sunday intercepted a trailer carrying many passengers, at Oyun in Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state, for contravening the lockdown order.
The trailer, with registration number ZAR 180 XW, was coming from Zamfara and heading to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.
The vehicle, which carried food items, also had no fewer than 40 passengers.
The Police, however, intercepted the vehicle and asked the driver to return back to where he was coming from.
Two Police vans escorted the trailer to the boundary between Kwara and Niger.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, said the command had stationed its men at the boundary with Niger but that the driver resorted to avoiding arrest by going through the bush-path.
“I have directed that the trailer be escorted out of Kwara.
“It is the first time we are intercepting vehicles that come in through an illegal route,’’ Egbetokun said.
He said that he had directed his men to go and identify the route and block it.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara had, on April 10, ordered a complete lockdown, restricting vehicular movement in and out of the state as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19.