Operatives
of Lagos state police command have arrested ten party organizers in lekki
garden for violating restriction order handed down by the federal government over
the global pandemic that has been killing people.

A  statement made available to urban Express-News Online through the Police Public
Relation Officer Dsp Bala Elkana said the suspects were immediately arraigned
in court on three count charges and found guilty.


They
were sentenced to six months imprisonment and community service to run concurrently,
adding that other 121 violators of the restriction order was equally arrested
indifferent part of the state and was charged to court.

Elkana
said they were awarded fines ranging from five thousand and ten thousand and
two hours of community services.

Command
also arrest thirty-six suspects at Idimu, a location within Alimosho local
government over clubbing and striptease.

The statement put further they were arrested for violating the lockdown order and
physical distancing regulation.

He
said one Suleiman Abubakar, an imam in mile 12, specifically in Ketu mosque was
equally arrested for holding evening prayer (maghrib and isha prayers) in the
mosque with a large number of worshippers in violation of the physical distancing
regulations, making a total of 288 violators of the lockdown order were over
the weekend arrested in a different part of the state.

Meanwhile, the operative also intercepted (7)seven commercial buses with ninety-five (95) passengers
over interstates movement which violates restriction order.

The spokesman said they were arrested at ebute-Metta area.

There
registration numbers include LG 91 BGT, with origin from Lagos while its  destination is Benue state, BDA 690XA, origin from Lagos, while the destination is Abuja,
BGA 86 EA,  LSD 459XA, LRN 105YR, LSD
81XX, BWR 975PN with origin from Lagos while the destination is Abuja.

Elkana
said those buses were impounded and the drivers and passengers were charged to
court mobile court and sentenced to accordingly.

The
commissioner of police Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu calls on residents to
continue to be law-abiding especially during this lockdown period as he warns
against spreading fake news and recycling old videos  on social media with a new caption that suggests
that the lockdown period in Lagos, mainly to create panic.    

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