… Impounds 136 Vehicles for Breaking Curfew
The Lagos Police Command has arrested 76 persons who attended a birthday party on Saturday at Lavender Court in the Victoria Island area of Lagos for allegedly violating COVID-19 safety protocols.
In a similar development, the police also impounded 136 vehicles in the state for breaking night curfew.
The police spokesperson in Lagos, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed these in a statement on Saturday.
Adejobi said those arrested at the party included: Popoola Michael, Adeyemo Opeyemi, Ramon Salami, Kareem Akeem, Balogun Nurudeen, and 71 others.
“The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, led his team on enforcement of COVID-19 protocols on the 12 midnight to 4 a.m curfew when he got wind of the party gathering.
“This led to the arrest of the party goers at about 1 a.m. on the island,” the police spokesperson said.
On the impounded vehicles he said, “The owners of the vehicles have been charged to the Mobile Court, Oshodi and have been fined appropriately,” Mr. Adejobi said.
Similarly, he said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, sealed up an event centre at Joel Ogunnaike Street, Ikeja, and arrested the party goers for non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Adejobi said that approval for the party was for 100 guests which was to be held outdoors and not indoors.
“However, the party had more than 300 guests in the hall contrary to the safety commission’s approval.
“The place has been sealed up and the organisers have been arrested,” he said.Follow us on social media