The Police in Lagos State have arrested the owner of the popular Club Victoria’s, located at Ajose Adeogun, Mr Owede Bruno for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols in the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
According to the PPRO, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had led a team of policemen to raid some clubs on 9th January, 2021 at around 1.30am, including Club Victoria’s, where 143 patrons of clubs and strippers were arrested and 34 cars impounded.
Adejobi added that the suspects were immediately charged to court same day.
He stated that Bruno was arrested following the CP’s order for the arrest of club owners who encourage fun seekers and clubbers to patronise them despite the spike in the recorded cases of the pandemic and preventive protocols put in place in Lagos State.
“The suspect has been charged to court on four-count charge according to the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, at Ebute Metta Magistrate Court today 13th January, 2021.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, thereby reiterates the command’s readiness to consistently go after violators of COVID-19 protocols including club owners who remain recalcitrant.
“He further warned the general public against the violation and/or disregard for the preventive measures/protocols being put in place by the government to halt the spread of the pandemic in the state”, Adejobi said.
While promising to intensify the enforcement of laws in Lagos State and COVID-19 protocols, the CP assured that policing the state will be all-inclusive and people-oriented in accordance with international policing standards.