COVID-19: Lagos Govt Shuts Down Cubana Nightclub, Arrests 172 Protocol Violators

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The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday said the Police Command had shut down Cubana Nightclub, Victoria Island and arrested 172 people for breaching the COVID-19 protocols.

Odumosu disclosed this to newsmen at the Police Command, Ikeja where the violators were confined, NAN reports.

The police commissioner said people were arrested because they flouted the social distancing rule and the wearing of face mask protocol put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“The ladies and gentlemen were arrested at the early hours of Saturday at Cubana Nightclub for breaching the social distancing rule and there is a viral video to that effect in circulation.

“They have been arrested for violating the law of the state and the law will take its course.

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“They will be charged to court and whatever decision the court takes is what we will comply with,” Odumosu said.

Odumosu said that clubbing had been banned, but other social engagement such as buying and selling could take place only with permission from the Lagos State Safety Commission.

“Clubs are permitted to open as long as they do not engage in clubbing because this activity has been totally banned, it encourages physical interaction among people against COVID-19 protocols.

“However, once the club gets the approval of the safety commission and ensures that social distancing and face mask-wearing is adhered to, they will have no problem with the law,” he added.

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