A file photograph of a police patrol van.
The police in Lagos have arrested over 2, 300 folks for violating the COVID-19 lockdown within the state.
In an announcement issued on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, 2,092 autos together with 1,535 bikes and 369 tricycles have been impounded as precautionary steps aimed toward curbing the unfold of the virus.
In line with him, the arrest follows the measures put in place by the state authorities and the presidential directives on the cessation of actions within the state.
“Through the lockdown interval, the Command efficiently arrested 2,310 violators. A number of the violators have been arrested in golf equipment, some organised events, or engaged in group train, and so on. 2,185 suspects have been charged to Court docket whereas 125 suspects who’re largely minors, have been warned and launched.
“Two thousand and ninety-two autos have been impounded throughout the similar interval for violating the lockdown order.
“Out of the determine, 800 are non-public autos whereas 1,292 are business autos. 1,535 bikes and 369 tricycles have been additionally impounded,” the assertion partly learn.
The police spokesman famous that “the suspects were awarded various degrees of punishments by the court, ranging from two hours to six months community services and fines between N5,000 and N100,000.”
Whereas appreciating residents of the state for his or her assist, he famous that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, counseled officers of the Command for his or her gallantry, resilience and professionalism in combating the pandemic.
He additionally requested residents to stick strictly with the rules issued by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and state authorities to cease the unfold of the virus.
Stressing additional, Elkana stated using face masks is obligatory and social distancing rules have to be maintained.