In its bid to consistently enforce COVID-19 protocols in the state, the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday, February 13,2021 around 1:00am, arrested seventy-six (76) suspects at a birthday party violating COVID-19 protocols.
The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division of the command led his team on enforcement of COVID-19 protocols including the 12:00am to 4:00am curfew when he got wind of the gathering at Lavender court, Jakande close Oniru Victoria Island Lagos.
Those arrested for violating COVID-19 protocols at the party includes Popoola Michael, Adeyemo opeyemi, Ramon salami, Kareem Akeem, Balogun Nurudeen and 71 others.
The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, also impounded more than One Hundred and thirty-six (136) vehicles for breaking the 12:00am to 4:00am curfew on the island and some parts of Lekki in the recent past. The owners of the vehicles have been charged to the Mobile Court, Oshodi and were fined appropriately.
In addition, the command has arrested forty (40) suspects at Lekki Toll Gate plaza, Lagos State same Saturday for conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and violation of COVID-19 protocols.
According to Lagos Police Command Image Maker, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects including popular comedian actor Adebayo Debo a.k.a Mr. Macaroni were alleged to have gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate plaza creating tension and behaving in such a manner that could cause breach of public peace without due regard for COVID-19 protocols major of which are use of nose masks and social distancing.
The command has however arraigned the suspects to the mobile court at Panti, Yaba accordingly but were however granted bail by the court. They will appear in court on the next date of adjournment March 2, 2021, with the certificate of COVID-19 test.
The command therefore assured the general public that it will always discharge its statutory duties as expected within the ambit of the law, while appealing to Lagosians to be law-abiding and go about their lawful businesses.