121 suspects arrested, 79 vehicles impounded for violating curfew in Lagos


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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested 121 suspects and impounded 79 vehicles for violating the curfew in Lagos.

A statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana said on 4 May, 2020, operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on enforcement of COVID-19 orders arrested 121 suspects for violating the curfew.

He said 58 suspects were arrested for not wearing face mask in public and that the Command impounded 79 vehicles during the curfew hours.

“The suspects along with the 148 suspects arrested during the weekend for violating lockdown order were charged to Court, bringing the number of suspects charged today to 325. They were sentenced accordingly.

“Some of the suspects were given four hours community service while others were awarded fines of N2,500 and N3000 respectively,” he said.

Elkana added that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu and other senior officers went round the State on the first day of the curfew to monitor compliance.

“The CP is impressed with the level of compliance and looks forward to huge improvements in the coming days. On 5th May, 2020 the Commissioner of Police Lagos State and his counterpart in Ogun State visited the Police Check Point at the boundary community in Ojodu Berger manned by personnel of Lagos and Ogun States.

“Security is tightened at the boundary community to restrict non-essential interstates movements,” he said.

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