The Lagos State Police command has disclosed that it arrested 121 people for violating the blackout time forced by the government, Monday, to relax the lockdown designed at containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, 58 people were arrested for having their face mask on,79 vehicles were impounded during the embargo hours.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Elkana Bala, who made the information available stated that, alleged the arrested suspects alongside 148 others arrested over the weekend for violating lockdown order, were charged to Court, in this manner bringing the total number of suspects charged to court Tuesday alone, to 325.
He said, ” They were sentenced accordingly. Some of the suspects were given four hours of community service while others were awarded fines between N2,500 and N3000 respectively.
” The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu and other senior officers went round the State on the first day of the curfew to monitor the level of compliance and the CP was impressed, and looks forward to huge improvement in the coming days.
“Today, (yesterday) the CP and his counterpart in Ogun State, visited the Police Check Point at the boundary community in Ojodu Berger, manned by personnel from both states Police commands. Security is tightened at the boundary community to restrict non-essential interstates movements”, Bala stated.