Operatives of Lagos state police command have arrested ten party organizers in lekki garden for violating restriction order handed down by the federal government over the global pandemic that has been killing people.
A statement made available to urban Express-News Online through the Police Public Relation Officer Dsp Bala Elkana said the suspects were immediately arraigned in court on three count charges and found guilty.
They were sentenced to six months imprisonment and community service to run concurrently, adding that other 121 violators of the restriction order was equally arrested indifferent part of the state and was charged to court.
Elkana said they were awarded fines ranging from five thousand and ten thousand and two hours of community services.
Command also arrest thirty-six suspects at Idimu, a location within Alimosho local government over clubbing and striptease.
The statement put further they were arrested for violating the lockdown order and physical distancing regulation.
He said one Suleiman Abubakar, an imam in mile 12, specifically in Ketu mosque was equally arrested for holding evening prayer (maghrib and isha prayers) in the mosque with a large number of worshippers in violation of the physical distancing regulations, making a total of 288 violators of the lockdown order were over the weekend arrested in a different part of the state.
Meanwhile, the operative also intercepted (7)seven commercial buses with ninety-five (95) passengers over interstates movement which violates restriction order.
The spokesman said they were arrested at ebute-Metta area.
There registration numbers include LG 91 BGT, with origin from Lagos while its destination is Benue state, BDA 690XA, origin from Lagos, while the destination is Abuja, BGA 86 EA, LSD 459XA, LRN 105YR, LSD 81XX, BWR 975PN with origin from Lagos while the destination is Abuja.
Elkana said those buses were impounded and the drivers and passengers were charged to court mobile court and sentenced to accordingly.
The commissioner of police Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu calls on residents to continue to be law-abiding especially during this lockdown period as he warns against spreading fake news and recycling old videos on social media with a new caption that suggests that the lockdown period in Lagos, mainly to create panic.