No fewer than 43 persons have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols in the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Monday that the violators were arrested at the Eclipse Night Club on Victoria Island on Sunday.
He stated that the violators had been transferred to the Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) for prosecution on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Adejobi said: “In continuation of its enforcement of COVID-19 protocols/guidelines in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command arrested 43 clubbers, including strippers, at the Eclipse Night Club, Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who has already ordered Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department in the command to be on the prowl for violators of the preventive protocols and orders of the government on halting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, reiterates his zero tolerance for violation of the protocols.
“The police operatives attached to the Maroko Division of the state, on the orders of the CP, went after the deviant clubbers and got them arrested in the club while clustering and clubbing without any regard for the COVID-19 protocols.
“The CP has ordered that the suspects be moved to the task force office in Oshodi for prosecution. The police boss has also ordered that club owners should no longer be spared as they encourage total disregard for the protocols in the state.”
Adejobi added that Odumosu, based on reports and updates on the spread of COVID-19 advised Lagosians to be law-abiding and value their lives as the pandemic was a global reality.