Following
the restriction order handed down by president mohammadu Buhari against the spread of Coronavirus that has been ravaging over two hundred countries Nigeria
(inclusive) which eventually was relaxed after about a month of its enforcement
in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Lagos state police command
has reeled out the statistic of those in violation of the restriction order.


The
Lagos state police command in a statement made available to urban express News
Online through the police public relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said so far,
two thousand, three hundred and one (2, 301) violators was arrested, two
thousand, ninety-two  (2,092)  vehicles,  One Thousand, five hundred and thirty-five (1,535)
motorcycles and three hundred and sixty-nine (369) tricycles were impounded,
saying the command is fully ready for the next phase of the relaxation policy
and enforcement aspect of coming from the government.

Explaining
further, the ppro said the commissioner of police Lagos state, cp Hakeem Odumosu
deeply appreciates the good people of Lagos state for their supports and
commend officers and men of the command for their gallantry, resilience and
professionalism in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I appreciate the spouses and children of police officers for enduring the long
weeks of absence”.

“I
thank the government of Lagos state and Nigeria police under the able leadership
of the inspector general of police, coordinating the south-west region and
special forces from Abuja to support the command at the peak of the tension created
as a result of the news mostly circulated on social media that some fearless
criminal gangs were planning to attack some communities in Lagos, as the
presence of the deputy inspector general of police DIG and special forces
provided huge succour and reassurance to Lagos residence”.

“We
enjoin residents to adhere strictly with the guidelines issued by the
presidential task force on COVID-19 and Lagos state government to stop the
spread of the virus”.

Elkana
said the police will enforce Lagos regulation of facemask and physical
distancing principles

He
said businesses and markets must stick to the opening and closing times
allocated in the guidelines,

The spokesman said Commercial vehicles operators must not carry more than the
number stipulated in the guidelines as order restricting non-essentials
interstates movements are still in force as a ban on social and religious the gathering has not been lifted, says schools remain closed until otherwise directed
by government.

He
said 8am to 6am curfew imposed on residents by the government will be strictly
enforced as the enforcement team is fully out to apprehend violators and
arraign them in court as we must take responsibility for our safety of our
communities.

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