Two Walewale-bound trucks filled to the brim with women and children have been intercepted at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region trying to flee from the lockdown in Accra.

The drivers of the trucks said they were begged by the station masters to carry the unexpected load since none of the buses was available to transport them due to the directives.

One of the women who spoke to Luv FM admitted to fleeing because of the coronavirus disease.

“We are leaving Accra to the north because of the spread of the coronavirus, we don’t have any place to sleep so we were stranded at Accra,” she said.

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Two cargo trucks, each carrying over 40 passengers, including children, bound for Walewale in the North East Region from Accra, have been forced to return. | Photo: @juliusappiah/Twitter

Despite their plights, they were forced to return to Accra to avoid the spread of the virus in the northern parts of the country.

Authorities in Kumasi could not wrap their head around how they managed to get past all the checkpoints until they were finally intercepted.

Here’s a video of the incident.

 

Photos: @juliusappiah/Twitter