JUST IN: Lagos State Govt Goes Tough, Arrests Violators Of COVID-19 Guidelines

Kadiri Esther
Kadiri Esther
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A combined Enforcement Team of the Lagos State Police Command and the Lagos State Safety Commission arrested youths partying at a Lounge located at 38, Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, in the early hours of Saturday, 9th January, 2021.

The team, led by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, arrived at the said location at about 1a.m and found several people clubbing.
This act according to the Honourable Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso was in contravention of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directives on the closure of clubhouses. He noted that the culprits also violated the 12a.m to 4a.m curfew imposed by the Federal Government to stem the spread of COVID-19.

“All those arrested will be prosecuted. The enforcement will continue across the State to stop the virus, which continues to kill”.

He said that that the law enforcement agents will continue to arrest and prosecute residents who violate COVID-19 guidelines and directives issued to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

The Commissioner further advised residents to avoid large gatherings and ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

He noted that the second wave of the pandemic has continued to spread faster among Lagosians with increased cases of patients being admitted at the various isolation centers within the State.

“COVID-19 is real. The second wave is deadlier and spreads faster. People should observe the practices of physical distancing, wearing of face masks, regular washing of hands and use of hand sanitisers always” he added.

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