COVID-19: Police To Enforce Lagos Ban On Public Gathering


As part of additional measures to contain and prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state, the Lagos government on Saturday issued a notice to all residents to avoid gathering of more than 20 persons. The Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire on Saturday announced 10 fresh cases of coronavirus in the country with Lagos accounting for seven, 7, while the FCT, Abuja took three, 3.

Additionally all the 10 new cases are Nigerians who have a history of travelling to countries that the Federal Government recently issued travel ban against: Canada, The Netherlands, France, Spain  and the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile the Lagos Command of the Nigeria Police Force has notified Lagos resident of its readiness to enforce the restriction of movements, “clubs, parties, ceremonies and religious gatherings gatherings”

According to DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State in a statement

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc called on the good people of Lagos State to obey the safety regulations put in place for the benefit of everyone. We must be alive and healthy before socio economic activities will be effective.

” The Command has rolled out its medical team to market places for awareness creation and Police detention facilities to safeguard the safety of suspects. The Commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate release of suspects arrested for minor offences as part of preventive measures. Together we can prevent the spread of Covid”