COVID-19: 65 Fun Seekers Arrested For Violating Lockdown Order In Lagos

Acting on credible intelligence, operatives from Area G Command and Oko Oba Division arrested 65 fun seekers at 84 Park Hotel, Augusto Close, Oko Oba on Wednesday at 1405hours.

In a release by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the suspects were arrested for holding a birthday party and consuming some substances suspected to be hard/illicit drugs.

Some of the suspects were found in the swimming pool catching fun, in total neglect of the social distancing regulations and the lockdown order. The suspects who are within the range of 16 to 45 years, confessed to having left their various homes to the hotel in defiance to the sit at home order. The Manager of the hotel was equally arrested and the hotel sealed off by the relevant agency of the State Government.

An investigation is on-going and the suspects will be charged to court. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu calls on residents to continue to be law-abiding. He advises parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially during this lockdown period. Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

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