Court fines 172 night clubbers N6.8m for breaking COVID-19 restrictions
A mobile court sitting at the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit in Oshodi has convicted 172 persons arrested by the state police command for violating COVID-19 protocols.
The state police command said on Monday that the presiding judge ordered each of the 172 violators to pay a fine of N40,000, and also sentenced them to community service.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had while parading them at the command headquarters in Ikeja, said the 172 persons were arrested during a raid on the Cubana Nightclub, Victoria Island, on Saturday.
Odumosu said, “Despite all the efforts and COVID-19 policies being rolled out by the government, most youths, still find it difficult to comply, the ladies and gentlemen here were arrested around 2am on Saturday at the Cubana Nightclub on Victoria Island.
“When we got there, 172 violators were inside one club and were not observing social distancing.”
Odumosu while stating that clubbing had been banned in the state, said efforts were on to apprehend the owner of the club for prosecution.