Following the directive by the Ondo State Government that all borders across the state be closed as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state,
policemen stationed at the Osun State end of the Owena boundary have been allegedly demanding money from motorists seeking entry into Ondo State.
During the monitoring of the border closure, the Ondo State task force team on COVID-19 accused men of the Osun State Police Command of thwarting the efforts of the state government towards protecting residents of the state from the deadly virus.
The task force team led by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Chief Doyin Odebowale accused the Osun policemen of bribe taking.
Governor Oluwarotimi had last week ordered that all borders that serve as entry points into the state be closed while medical personnel be placed at each point to screen designated persons on essentials duties.
Also given priority to pass through the borders were trucks conveying food stuff and petroleum product with the official permit from the Inspector General Police.
But a staff of the Murtala Mohammed Airport that tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday had made the state government toughen its stance on the border closure.
At the Owode Owena border town of Ondo and Osun States, many vehicles were seen parked after being refused to cross over to Osun State.
Some trucks that were allowed in from the Osun side of the border were found to be conveying other items that were not food or petroleum products including commercial buses conveying passengers from Ibadan, Oyo State.