Police arrest 71 for flouting COVID-19 protocol in Lagos

Police arrest 71 for flouting COVID-19 protocol in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday disclosed that it has raided some night clubs and arrested no fewer than 71 suspects for violating COVID-19 orders at Lekki and Surulere areas of the state respectively.

A statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the “state premised on its vow to enforce COVID-19 orders, pounced on some night clubs on 3rd January, 2021, at about 3am and arrested seventy one (71) suspects for violating COVID-19 orders.”

The statement said the Lagos state police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, had already instructed the Taskforce, DPOs and other operational units in the command “to go after the recalcitrant and deviant individuals who might want to violate the orders and bring them to book.”

The clubs raided the Taskforce included Folix Club, Lekki and Bench Bar, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos State.

In addition, the Taskforce impounded eleven vehicles for violating the 12 midnight to 4am curfew and two vehicles for driving against the traffic (one way) on the same date.

The statement further said Odumosu has ordered for immediate trial of the suspects and necessary sanctions for the owners of the impounded vehicles.

He further directed that officers and men of the command must intensify efforts on total compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols as rolled out by the Presidential Taskforce and the Lagos State Government.