By Abolaji Adebayo
The Lagos Police Command has charge the owner of Club Victoria’s, Owede Bruno to court for trial for violating COVID-19 protocols.
The 42 years old suspect was arrested by the Police during a raid on some clubs over the weekend but was arraigned on Wednesday.
The 143 clubbers and strippers who were also arrested and 41 cars impounded in the raid were immediately charged to court while the police was looking for the club owner.
The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has vowed and ordered 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 was charged to court on 4 count charges at Ebute Metta Magistrate Court in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
Odumosu reiterated 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.
While promising to intensify the enforcement of laws in Lagos State and COVID-19 protocols, he assures that policing the state will be all-inclusive and people-oriented in accordance with international policing standards.