- The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, said it has shut down Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island for breaching the COVID-19 protocols.
- The state police added that it arrested 172 people for clubbing without respect to the social distancing rule.
The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday, said it has shut down Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island and arrested 172 people for breaching the COVID-19 protocols.
The state commissioner of police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed this to newsmen at the Police Command, Ikeja where the violators were confined.
Odumosu stated that the people were arrested clubbing without respect to the social distancing rule and wearing of face mask COVID-19 protocol put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
He said, “The ladies and gentlemen were arrested at the early hours of Saturday at Cubana Nightclub for breaching the social distancing rule and there is a viral video to that effect in circulation.
“They have been arrested for violating the law of the state and the law will take its course.
“They will be charged to court and whatever decision the court takes is what we will comply with.”
Odumosu added that it was disheartening that youths who were meant to be leaders of tomorrow found it difficult to comply with the COVID-19 protocols put in place for their safety.
He said that clubbing had been totally banned, but other social engagement such as buying and selling could take place only with permission from the Lagos State Safety Commission.
“Clubs are permitted to open as long as they do not engage in clubbing because this activity has been totally banned, it encourages physical interaction among people against COVID-19 protocols.
“However, once the club gets the approval of the safety commission and ensures that social distancing and face mask wearing is adhered to, they will have no problem with the law,” the police commissioner said.
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