COVID-19: Lagos police raid night clubs, arrest 71 over protocol breach 

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The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 71 suspects when its operatives raided two night clubs at about 3am on Sunday 3rd January 2021, for breaching COVID-19 safety protocols.

It added that it also impounded 13 vehicles in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the raids were based on the command’s vow to enforce COVID-19 orders in the state.

He said the raids were carried out at Lekki and Surulere areas of the state respectively.

He said the 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.

Adejobi added, “The clubs raided by the Taskforce included Folix Club, Lekki and Bench Bar, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos State.

“In addition, the Taskforce impounded 11 vehicles for violating the 12 midnight to 4am curfew and two vehicles for driving against the traffic(one way) on the same date.”

He said the Commissioner of Police, has ordered for immediate trial of the suspects and necessary sanctions for the owners of the impounded vehicles.

Adejobi said Odumosu 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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