COVID-19: 78 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN LAGOS FOR LOCKDOWN RULES VIOLATION~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online

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Thursday, 9 April 2020

COVID-19: 78 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN LAGOS FOR LOCKDOWN RULES VIOLATION~NEWSEXTRA

Not less than 78 Lagos State residentshave been arrested and convicted for violating “the principles of lockdown and social distancing”, Thecitypulsenewsreports

This was disclosed by the Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Elkana, the convicted persons “were arrested for playing football on majorstreets and having group exercise in large numbers”.

The suspects were arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, where 73 pleaded guilty and three pleaded not guilty.

“The Court ordered that all the suspects should be kept in Government Isolation Centres for 14 days and thereafter serve one month community service.

“The three suspects who pleaded not guilty will, after observing the 14 days isolation, be brought to Court for trial,” the statement added.

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