Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was today forced to obey the curfew imposed by the Nasarawa State Government on Karu Local Government Area.
The Nasarawa State Government few days ago imposed a 24 hours curfew on Karu Local Government Area to prevent the spread of Covid-19 considering that the local government shares boundary with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Task Force in charge of ensuring compliance to the 24 hours curfew was led by the Chairman of Karu Local Government, Hon. Akala Samuel Gajere.
Other members of the team included the Commissioner of Works and Housing, Permanent Secretaries, Chairman of Nasarawa United and Special Assistant to the Governor on Local Government Affairs.
The taskforce was at the border between Nasarawa and FCT to know why vehicles were not stopped from the Abuja end of the Abuja – Keffi expressway despite the state government’s restriction of movement and curfew order imposed in Karu LGA.
A statement by the Spokesman of Karu Local Government, Alhassan M. Nasser, disclosed that luck ran out of the EFCC chairman as he was sighted by the Taskforce disobeying the curfew.
According to him: “While the enforcement team was on the inspection tour of the mounted road blocks around the designated areas; the chairman, Economic and financial crime commission ( EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, fell on the hands of the team as he was seen plying on a one way drive to allow his entourage defy the proclamation order.
“The task force however, resisted and urged him to respect his personality and the curfew order by going back to drive at the appropriate lane and not shunting through the ‘one way – way’ as he did.
“After a long battle that ensued between the taskforce and the security personnel attached to the EFCC chairman, he obliged and asked the members of his convoy to drive back to the right line.”
Hon. Akala, however, expressed concern over the inability of security personnel to obey the curfew order.
He reiterated that it is only those on essential services that the proclamation allowed to work or walk around the area.
He vowed that the government would not take it lightly with anyone who wants to sabotage its efforts and therefore expose the lives of hundreds of residents of the area to the danger of Covid-19.
Hon. Akala noted that the measures put in place by the state government against the Coronavirus were for the good of all and urged the residents of the area to support and cooperate with the government.