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COVID-19: Police arrests 179 for not using face masks, violating curfew in Lagos



Lagos State Police Command said Tuesday at least 179 persons were arrested across the state for flouting directives on the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

The command spokesman, Bala Elkana, who disclosed this in a statement, said 58 persons were arrested for not using face masks and 121 others for violating the curfew imposed on the state by the federal government.

He added that 79 vehicles were impounded during the curfew hours.

Elkana said those arrested alongside 148 others persons arrested over the weekend for violating lockdown order have been arraigned in court.

This, according to him, brought to 325 the number of people that had been prosecuted for flouting the government’s directive on COVID-19.

He said: “They were sentenced accordingly. Some of the suspects were given four hours community service, while others were awarded fines between N2,500 and N3,000.

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and other senior officers went round the state on the first day of the curfew to monitor the level of compliance and the CP was impressed, and looks forward to huge improvement in the coming days.

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“Today, (on Tuesday) the CP and his counterpart in Ogun State, visited the checkpoint at the boundary community in Ojodu Berger, manned by personnel from both states’ police commands.

“Security is tightened at the boundary community to restrict non-essential interstates movements.”

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