The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday, paraded 113 violators of COVID-19 protocols at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja.
It was gathered that the violators were arrested on Sunday at Garbana Club, Ajao Estate and DNA Club, Victoria Island, Lagos by police operatives of the command including the Lagos State Taskforce led by the Commander, CSP Sola Jejeloye.
The CP, while parading the suspects, promised to go after club owners and their landlords, who contravene the town planning approvals of the state by converting their property meant for other purposes to night clubs.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Monday.
Odumosu emphasized the need to make them scapegoats to serve as a deterrent to others in the state.
In the same vein, the CP also had a meeting with all the Area Commanders, Divisional Officers, and Heads of Departments at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja, towards having better security in Lagos State.
Odumosu rolled out his plans and strategies to be adopted in curbing crimes and criminality in the state, more so, to specifically tackle cultism in certain areas within the state.
“We abhor the nonchalant attitudes of security personnel towards observing COVID-19 protocols in the state.
“We shall deal decisively with anyone caught in the web of gross violation of the protocols whether civilian or service personnel as the fight against violation of the protocols is not selective,” the CP said.
Odumosu urged the officers and men of the command to discharge their duties without fear or favor and ensure regular visibility policing in their areas of responsibility in the state.