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

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

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

According to Elkana, the convicted persons “were arrested for playing football on major streets 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.

As of Wednesday night, Lagos had 145 confirmed coronavirus cases, the highest in Nigeria

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