COVID-19: Police arrest fun seekers in Lagos nightclub raid.


As the Lagos State government intensifies effort to prevent the continuous spread of dreaded corona virus, the Lagos State police early Saturday raided a nightclub and arrested many fun seekers.

It would be recalled that the Lagos State government banned all night Clubs activities in the wake of second wave of the dreaded corona virus in a bid to check the spread of COVID-19.

The suspension of nightclubs and bars was announced about a fortnight ago by both the federal and Lagos State government as part of efforts to check the spread of COVID-19.

However, despite the suspension, many fun seekers still attend clubs Friday night.

According to the police, many of the fun seekers were arrested at about 1 a.m. on Saturday at a club in Surulere area of the state.

Confirming the raid, the Lagos police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the raid happened at about 3.45 a.m. on Saturday, with Commissioner Hammed Odumosu personally leading his team on the midnight raid.

One of the clubs raided according to the PPRO is identified as Lounge 38, Bode Thomas, Surulere,

He said the police team also arrested some residents and motorists for violating the 12 midnight to 4 a.m. curfew at Maryland.

The commissioner vowed to do everything possible within the ambit of the law to enforce the coronavirus orders and halt the spread of the pandemic in Lagos State.

Lagos state has been the epicentre of coronavirus in the country accounting for about a third of the over 90,000 cases recorded across the country.

Just yesterday, the state recorded 739 new COVID-19 cases, almost half of the total 1,544 recorded across Nigeria.

Nigeria has so far recoded 1,342 deaths from COVID-19.

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