Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos

July 8, 2020
13 Views

The police in Lagos State will soon begin the arrest of any resident of the state caught not using a face mask in public.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who disclosed this in an interview with The Nation, said the command has arrested 3,802 persons between April and June for not wearing face masks, adding that all the suspects were charged to court and sentenced accordingly.

His words ;

“We have been enforcing the law. We have arrested 3,802 people for not using face masks and 12,900 suspects were held for flouting various COVID-19 guidelines since the commencement of the lockdown in April. They were all charged to court. But we are going to be stricter now because we have noticed that some people do not wear at all while others hang it on their chins. That is not the purpose for the directive.

The face mask must be properly worn to cover the mouth and nose. That is how it will serve its purpose. Our people must know that the policy is for their safety and that of society. As soon as you step out of your house into public space, you should have your face mask on, worn properly. It should be that way until you return to your private space. Wearing a face mask is compulsory just as social distancing is compulsory. You cannot do one and leave the other. For emphasis, we will arrest those who put the face mask on their chins and also arrest those not wearing it.”

Loading…

You may be interested

#EndSars : ”At a point, the protests got out of control” – Williams Uchemba
Gossip
Gossip

#EndSars : ”At a point, the protests got out of control” – Williams Uchemba

admin - October 25, 2020

Popular Nollywood Actor, Philanthropist and Comedian, Williams Uchemba has bared his thoughts on the sad turn the #ENDSars protests took…

Gossip

Hijacked #EndSars Protest : Lagos government prosecutes 229 hoodlums

admin - October 25, 2020

The Lagos state government has commenced the prosecution of 229 hoodlums over the destruction and looting of public and private…

News
2 views

#EndSars organisers suspend protest as Police chief orders crackdown

admin - October 25, 2020

<!-- #EndSars organisers suspend protest as Police chief orders crackdown - ElombahNews HomeEconomy#EndSars organisers suspend protest as Police chief orders…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.