COVID-19: 43 clubbers, strippers arrested in Lagos

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Police in Lagos have arrested 43 clubbers, including strippers, at Eclipse nightclub, Victoria Island, for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols.

The Command’s spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Mr Adejobi said the suspects were arrested on January 10 in continuation of the command’s enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu had earlier ordered area commanders, divisional police officers and heads of departments to go after violators of COVID-19 protocols.

“Operatives attached to Maroko Division of the state went after the deviant clubbers and got them arrested in the club clustering and clubbing without any regard for the COVID-19 protocols,” Adejobi stated.

He stated that Mr Odumosu had ordered that the suspects be moved to Task Force Office, Oshodi, for prosecution.

“The police boss has also ordered that club owners shall no longer be spared as they encourage total disregard for the COVID-19 protocols.

“Odumosu admonished Lagos residents to be law-abiding and value their lives because the pandemic is a global reality,” he stated.


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