2,310 lockdown violators arrested in Lagos

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SOME 2,310 persons were arrested and 2,092 vehicles impounded for breaching the lockdown order in Lagos, the police command said on Sunday.

It said 125 of those arrested were warned and released because they were underage; some were asked to write undertakings to be of good conduct, while 2,185 were charged to court and awarded punishments ranging from two hours to six months community service as well as fines between N5,000 to N100,000 upon conviction.

Spokesman Bala Elkana said in a statement that some of the violators were arrested in clubs, at parties or while exercising in groups.

Of the 2,092 vehicles impounded, Elkana said 800 were private and 1,292 are commercial vehicles.

The command, he said, it also seized 1,535 motorcycles and 369 tricycles within the period.

He said the command effectively manned its 14 identified borders with neighbouring states as tactical units were deployed to reinforce conventional patrol teams in such areas.