65 arrested in Lagos for holding lockdown party

65 people have been arrested by the police in Lagos for holding a party at 84 Park Hotel, Augusto Close, Oko Oba in the state, despite the lockdown and social distancing order.

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This was made known in a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana.

According to Bala Elkana, the suspects were arrested while consuming some substances suspected to be hard/illicit drugs as they partied within the hotel premises. The statement read;

”Some of the suspects were found in the swimming pool catching fun, in total neglect of the social distancing regulations and the lockdown order.

The suspects who are within the range of 16 to 45 years, confessed to have left their various homes to the hotel in defiance to the sit at home order. The Manager of the hotel is equally arrested and the hotel is sealed off by the relevant agency of the State Government”

Bala said Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court.

The state Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc called on residents to continue to be law abiding. He advised parents to monitor the activities of their children, especially during this lockdown period.

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