Police officers in Lagos State have been ordered to enforce curfew and all protocols as highlighted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in the state between 12midnight and 4am.
State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, gave the order while addressing Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja, on enforcing the COVID-19 protocols.
According to him, they must enforce the regular use of face masks at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of infra-red thermometer to check body temperature, sanitizers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between 12 midnight and 4am.
He further ordered that all Area Commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command, noting that COVID-19 is real and everything possible must be done to halt its spread.
In the same vein, CP Odumosu warned the Area Commanders and DPOs to adequately supervise their men for good service delivery and kick against incivility, drunkenness, excessive or misuse of power, accidental discharge, extortion and other inappropriate behaviours, as such will not be tolerated in anyway.
“Anyone found wanting will be heavily sanctioned within the ambit of the law,” he said.