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179 Arrested For Not Wearing Mask, Violating Curfew



No fewer than 179 persons have been arrested in Lagos for going out without wearing face masks or flouting the 8pm to 6am curfew imposed on the state by the Federal Government.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Lagos State, Bala Elkana made this known on Tuesday evening and said the offenders were arrested at different parts of the state on Monday.

He stated that 58 persons were arrested for not wearing face maks and 121 persons were arrested for not respecting the 8pm to 6am curfew.

Elkana also added that 79 vehicles seen on the road during the curfew period were impounded.

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He said: “The suspects along with the 148 suspects arrested during the weekend for violating lockdown order were charged to court, bringing the number of suspects charged today to 325.

“They were sentenced accordingly. Some of the suspects were given four hours community service while others were awarded fines of N2,500 and N3000 respectively.

“The Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu and other senior officers went round the state on the first day of the curfew to monitor compliance. The CP is impressed with the level of compliance and looks forward to huge improvements in the coming days.

“On May 5, the Commissioner of Police and his counterpart in Ogun State visited the Police Check Point at the boundary community in Ojodu Berger manned by personnel of Lagos and Ogun States. Security is tightened at the boundary community to restrict non-essential interstate movements.”

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