Following the restriction order handed down by president mohammadu Buhari against the spread of Coronavirus that has been ravaging over two hundred countries Nigeria (inclusive) which eventually was relaxed after about a month of its enforcement in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Lagos state police command has reeled out the statistic of those in violation of the restriction order.
The Lagos state police command in a statement made available to urban express News Online through the police public relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said so far, two thousand, three hundred and one (2, 301) violators was arrested, two thousand, ninety-two (2,092) vehicles, One Thousand, five hundred and thirty-five (1,535) motorcycles and three hundred and sixty-nine (369) tricycles were impounded, saying the command is fully ready for the next phase of the relaxation policy and enforcement aspect of coming from the government.
Explaining further, the ppro said the commissioner of police Lagos state, cp Hakeem Odumosu deeply appreciates the good people of Lagos state for their supports and commend officers and men of the command for their gallantry, resilience and professionalism in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I appreciate the spouses and children of police officers for enduring the long weeks of absence”.
“I thank the government of Lagos state and Nigeria police under the able leadership of the inspector general of police, coordinating the south-west region and special forces from Abuja to support the command at the peak of the tension created as a result of the news mostly circulated on social media that some fearless criminal gangs were planning to attack some communities in Lagos, as the presence of the deputy inspector general of police DIG and special forces provided huge succour and reassurance to Lagos residence”.
“We enjoin residents to adhere strictly with the guidelines issued by the presidential task force on COVID-19 and Lagos state government to stop the spread of the virus”.
Elkana said the police will enforce Lagos regulation of facemask and physical distancing principles
He said businesses and markets must stick to the opening and closing times allocated in the guidelines,
The spokesman said Commercial vehicles operators must not carry more than the number stipulated in the guidelines as order restricting non-essentials interstates movements are still in force as a ban on social and religious the gathering has not been lifted, says schools remain closed until otherwise directed by government.
He said 8am to 6am curfew imposed on residents by the government will be strictly enforced as the enforcement team is fully out to apprehend violators and arraign them in court as we must take responsibility for our safety of our communities.