COVID-19 violators: Police vow to arrest more club owners, others

143 clubbers,  strippers were arrested, 34 cars impounded

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Lagos State Police Command has vowed to arrests more club owners and others, who violate the COVID-19 protocol in the state.

One of  popular  Club  operator, at Victoria Island, Mr Owede Bruno, 42, was arrested for  violating COVID-19 protocols.

Also  143 clubbers and strippers were arrested and 34 cars impounded.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the  Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has vowed and ordered for the arrest of club owners who encourage fun seekers and clubbers to patronise them despite the spike in the recorded cases of the pandemic and preventive protocols put in place in Lagos State.

He said  the CP,   led a team of policemen to raid some clubs on January 9th,  2021 at around 1.30am, including Club Victoria’s, where  clubbers and strippers were arrested and cars impounded.

He further said that the suspects were immediately charged to court same day.

“The suspect has been charged to court on 4 count charge according to the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, at Ebute Metta Magistrate Court today 13th January, 2021.

“Odumosu, thereby reiterates the command’s readiness to consistently go after violators of COVID-19 protocols including, club owners who remain recalcitrant.

He further warns the general public against the violation and/or disregard for the preventive measures/protocols being put in place by the government to halt the spread of the pandemic in the state.

“While promising to intensify the enforcement of laws in Lagos State and COVID-19 protocols, the CP assures that policing the state will be all-inclusive and people-oriented in accordance with international policing  standards.”

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