…vow to arrest more violators
Police in Lagos have arrested the owner of Club Victoria’s, located at Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Mr Owede Bruno for violating COVID-19 protocols in the state.
State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had led a team of policemen to raid some clubs on January 9, 2021 at around 1.30am, including Club Victoria’s, where one hundred and forty three (143) clubbers and strippers were arrested and thirty-four cars impounded.
The suspects were immediately charged to court same day.
A statement on Wednesday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Lagos police commissioner had vowed and ordered the arrest of club owners who encourage fun seekers and clubbers to patronise them despite the spike in the recorded cases of the pandemic and violation of the preventive protocols put in place in Lagos State.
The PPRO said that the suspect had been charged to court on a four-count charge, according to the provisons of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, at Ebute Metta Magistrate Court on Wednesday.
The statement partly read, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, thereby reiterates the command’s readiness to consistently go after violators of COVID-19 protocols, including club owners, who remain recalcitrant. He further warns the general public against the violation and/or disregard for the preventive measures/protocols being put in place by the government to halt the spread of the pandemic in the state. ,”While promising to intensify the enforcement of laws in Lagos State and COVID-19 protocols, he assures that policing the state will be all-inclusive and people-oriented in accordance with international policing standards.”