A Police Inspector was arrested in Lagos State on Wednesday with two other persons in his vehicle for violating the stay at home order issued by President Buhari as a means of reducing the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The police command stated that the inspector was not on duty and was going about in his private business.
The police also debunked the allegations by the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, that medical workers and support staff were being harassed and restricted by policemen enforcing the lockdown order.
The Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said the Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, personally monitored compliance with the restriction.
He stated that food dealers, communication operators, media personnel, health workers and private security companies were exempted, provided they were on duty.
“For information or complaints regarding non compliance, call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288,” he said.