By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said it has arrested 520 violators of Coronavirus lockdown in the state.
Some of the 620 violators include interstate travellers and their drivers.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana said on 21 April, at about 8.00pm, acting on information, operatives from Denton Police Station arrested 95 inter States travellers at Bhojson area, Ebute Metta in seven commercial buses.
The buses have registration numbers LG 91 BGT, Lagos to Benue; BDA 690 XA, Lagos to Abuja; BGA 86 EA, Lagos to Abuja; LSD 459 XA, Lagos to Benue; LRN 105 YR, Lagos to Ilorin; LSD 81 XX, Lagos to Ilorin and BWR 975 PN, Lagos to Abuja.
“The buses were impounded, the drivers and passengers were charged to Mobile Court and sentenced accordingly.
“In addition, 211 violators of lockdown order were arrested in different parts of the State and also charged to Court,” he said.
He added that on 23 April, at about 22:30hrs, operatives from Maroko Police Station arrested 10 suspects for organising a party at Lekki Garden.
“The suspects were arraigned in Court on three counts charges and found guilty as charged. They were sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and community service, to run concurrently.
“Similarly, 121 violators of lockdown order were arrested in different parts of Lagos State and charged to Court. They were awarded fines ranging from N5000 and N10,000 and two hours community services,” he said.