COVID-19: Anambra govt arrests man who sneaked in from Lagos

April 30, 2020
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The Anambra State Government has arrested an indigene of the state, Mr Vincent Chukwuma who tried sneaking in through the state’s boundary on foot, after returning from Lagos State.

The state had once classified Lagos as a high-risk state for the Coronavirus pandemic, urging residents to report their neighbours coming in from there.

The man was intercepted by the State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko at Amansea, a border town between the state and Enugu while walking on foot through barricades at the boundary.

Madubuko who was at the boundary to enforce its closure was speaking to the state’s task force on the need to ensure that the boundary remained closed when the man was sighted walking past and was accosted by the commissioner.

Madubuko told journalists, “This man here came in from Lagos, defying all the inter-state boundaries, but we just caught him.

“I have notified the state commissioner for health about this man. We will only release him if the commissioner for health examines him and certifies him free, else, we may have to quarantine him for 14 days.”

The man who spoke to our correspondent said he is a truck driver, and set out from Lagos last night, and has parked the company’s truck in Enugu and was coming into the state to drop some money for his mother.

“I am a truck driver. I am from Anambra State. I am just coming to the state to drop some money for my mother, after parking my truck in our company in Anambra. I am not sick, besides, I was checked (with infrared) in most of the borders while I was coming from Lagos. I was also made to wash and sanitize my hands at all the borders, while I was coming from Lagos,” the man said.

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