CP ordered immediate release of suspects arrested for minor offences to prevent spread of COVID-19
The President of Ladipo Central Executive and Auto Dealers Association (LACEC) Oshodi, Mr. Jude Nwankwo, has assured the state that the market is strictly enforcing social distancing and wearing of face-masks in line with the directives of the federal and state governments against spread of COVID-19.
Nwankwo also noted that there were officials of the Taskforce in the market to ensure compliance with the directive of keeping the spread of the virus at bay.
“We have mandated everybody coming into the market to wear face-masks and observe social distancing. Those who do not comply with these rules are being arrested by the Taskforce,” he said.
Nwankwo said that they had mandated all the complex in the market to provide water and soap as well as hand sanitiser to ensure optimal hygiene within the market area.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has embarked on massive enforcement of the ban order on social or religious gatherings to cushion the spread of the virus.
According tot the state PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana, exercise was in compliance with directives issued by both Federal and Lagos State Governments on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
He mentioned that the command had deployed adequate personnel across the state to ensure that the orders were fully obeyed.
“We encourage the public to avoid overcrowding themselves at bus stops, market places, business places and scene of incidents,” he said.
Elkana added: “The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, is calling on Lagosians to obey the safety regulations put in place for the benefit of all.”
”We must be alive and healthy before socio-economic activities would be effective. The command has rolled out its medical team to market places for awareness creation and police detention facilities to safeguard the safety of suspects,” he reminded all.
Following this, the CP ordered the immediate release of suspects arrested for minor offences as part of preventive measures. “Together we can prevent the spread of COVID-19”.
Elkana encouraged anyone who wish to give information or complaints regarding COVID-19 should call the toll free number: 080097000010 or text Coronavirus to 24453Follow us on social media