COVID-19: Lagos Taskforce arrests 50 fun seekers for lockdown violation

File photo of fun seekers

By SINL Reporter

No fewer than 50 fun-seeking youths were arrested on Wednesday by the Lagos state COVID-19 Taskforce.

The youths attended a party at 84, Parks and Gardens, Idi-Oparun Bus Stop, opposite Abattoir at Abule Egba, Lagos

The arrest according to the taskforce is in violation of the lockdown, public gathering and social distancing directives of the Federal and State governments.

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Mrs. Dolapo Fasawe, said that it is no longer business as usual in the State, saying anyone who disobeys government directive will be made to face the repercussions.

“Our joint taskforce team responded to a tip-off this afternoon and surprisingly met many youths having fun at a birthday party in total disregard of the government order. It shouldn’t be difficult for us to obey simple instructions and adhere strictly to safety precautions, so as to timely flatten the curve of the ravaging pandemic”.

Noting that the party venue has been sealed and party attendees as well as organisers arrested by the police for further investigation and profiling, Fasawe observed that the pandemic has united residents and encouraged citizen participation in terms of information sharing on issues of mutual interest.

The General Manager disclosed that a nightclub at VGC, using a Pharmacy Store as a cover up, was sealed on Monday as a result of information sharing from concerned citizens, adding that the war on the Coronavirus pandemic can only be won through the concerted efforts of all, as everyone has a part to play as stakeholders.

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