Police Raid Clubs, Arrest 71 People for Violating Coronavirus Protocols - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
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Operatives of the Lagos State Police command have arrested 71 persons for violating Covid-19 protocol at Lekki and Surulere area of Lagos state.

Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

Adejobi said the suspects were apprehended after the police raided 2 night clubs in Lekki and Surulere areas of the state at about 3am on Sunday, 3rd January, adding that 13 vehicles were impounded in the process.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Police Command, premised on its vow to enforce COVID-19 orders in the state, pounced on some night clubs on 3rd of January, 2021, around 3AM and arrested 71 suspects for violating COVID-19 orders at Lekki and Surulere areas of the state respectively.”

Lagos State Commissioner of Police,  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 by the Taskforce included Folix Club, Lekki and Bench Bar, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos State.”

“In addition, the Taskforce impounded eleven 11 vehicles for violating the 12 midnight to 4AM curfew and two vehicles for driving against traffic on the same date.”

Meanwhile, Odumosu, has ordered the immediate trial of the suspects and necessary sanctions to be taken against 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.

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