Lockdown: Lagos Police arrest 2,310 violators, Impounds 2,092 vehicles, 1,535 motorcycles

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Dedeigbo Ayodeji

The Lagos State Police, Sunday, said 2,310 violators were arrested during the lockdown period 2,092 vehicles, 1,535 motorcycles and 369 tricycles were impounded.

Majority of the violators were arrested in clubs, organised  parties, while others were engaged in group exercise.

Blackboxnigeria gathered that 2,185 of the arrested suspects have been charged to Court while the remaining 125, who are mostly minors, were warned and released.

The suspects were awarded various degrees of punishments by the Court, ranging from 2 hours to 6 months community services and fines between N5,000.00 and N100,000.00. as some where asked to write undertakings to be of good conducts.

2, 092 vehicles were impounded within the same period violating the lockdown order.

From the impounded vehicles, 800 are privately owned vehicles, while 1,292 are commercial vehicles.

1,535 motorcycles and 369 tricycles were also impounded.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, while appreciating Lagosians for their adherence to the lockdown, charged them to adhere strictly with the guidelines issued by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Lagos State Government to stop the spread of the virus.

“The use of face mask is compulsory and social distancing principles must be maintained. Businesses and markets must stick to the opening and closing times allocated in the guidelines.

“Commercial vehicles operators must not carry passengers more than the number stipulated in the guidelines.

“The order restricting non essential inter States movements is still effective.

“And the ban on social and religious gatherings has not been lifted.

“Schools remain closed until otherwise directed by the Government.

“The 8pm to 6am curfew imposed on residents by the Government will be strictly enforced.

“The enforcement teams are fully out to apprehend violators and arraign them in Court.

“We must all take responsibility for our safety and the safety of our communities.

“Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19.” CP Hakeem said.

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