Police Arrest 1,434 Violators In Lagos State In Less Than A Week (Read Here)


Police in Lagos on Monday said they arrested 1,434 alleged violators of the dusk-to-dawn curfew and persons who breached safety measures in one week.
Of the number, 820 were arrested for violating curfew, 134 for not wearing face masks, 80 for flouting social distancing and 208 for inter-state travels.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, gave these statistics while briefing reporters on efforts of security agencies at enforcing the lockdown relaxation orders.

According to Odumosu, 123 vehicles were impounded including 25 intercepted for inter-state travels, adding 332 motorcycles and 29 tricycles were also seized.

It was aslo disclosed by the police chief that the command also arrested 2,310 suspects for violating the total lockdown order when it was in place, adding that 2,185 of them were charged to court and 125 mostly under age offenders released.

However, our enforcement teams impounded 2,092 vehicles comprising 800 private and 1,292 commercial vehicles. And we equally impounded 1,535 motorcycles and 369 tricycles.
Moreover, among the arrests made during lockdown was that of 65 suspected cultists caught on April 29 around 2:05pm as a result of credible intelligence received by operatives of Area G and Oko Oba Division.

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