The Lagos Police said it has arrested 65 fun seekers for violating
restriction order handed down by the federal government against the spread of Coronavirus
in the state as it says violators will be charged to court.
Urban Express-News Online gathered that the suspects assembled at
84 park and Gardens at Abule Egba Area of the state for a birthday bash.
statement from the Lagos State Police
Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said “On Wednesday, April 29, 2020,
around 2.05pm, acting on credible intelligence, operatives from the Area ‘G’
Command and the Oko-Oba Division arrested 65 suspects at 84 Park Hotel, Augusto
Close, Oko-Oba. The suspects were arrested for attending a birthday party and
consuming some substances suspected to be illicit drugs.
of the suspects were found in the swimming pool catching fun, in total neglect
of the social distancing regulations and the lockdown order. The suspects, who
are within the age range of 16 to 45, confessed to having left their various
homes for the hotel in defiance of the sit at home order.
manager of the hotel was equally arrested and the hotel has been sealed off by
the relevant agencies of the state government. An investigation is ongoing and the
suspects will be charged.”
added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, called on
residents to continue to be law-abiding and advised parents to monitor the
activities of their children, especially during the lockdown period.