By Adejumo Enock
The Nigerian Police Force, Lagos State Command has said it arrested 71 suspects for not complying with COVID-19 safety protocols.
In a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday, the suspects were arrested after the police raided two night clubs in Lekki and Surulere areas of the state at about 3am on Sunday, 3rd January, 2020.
The statement in part reads, “The Lagos State Police Command, premised on its vow to enforce COVID-19 orders in the state, pounced on some night clubs on 3rd January, 2021, around 3am and arrested seventy-`one (71) suspects for violating COVID-19 orders at Lekki and Surulere areas of the state respectively”.
Also, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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 (11) vehicles for violating the 12 midnight to 4am curfew and two (2) vehicles for driving against traffic (wrong-way driving) on the same date.
Furthermore, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem 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”. The statement reads.