Police shut down Cubana nightclub in VI, arrest 172 COVID-19 violators

Hakeem Odumosu Lagos police commissioner

Commissioner of police in Lagos Hakeem Odumosu on Monday said the Police Command had shut down Cubana nightclub, Victoria Island, and arrested 172 people for breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Mr Odumosu disclosed this to newsmen at the Police Command, Ikeja where the violators were confined.

The police commissioner said that people were arrested clubbing without respect to the social distancing rule and wearing of face mask COVID-19 protocol put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

“The ladies and gentlemen were arrested at the early hours of Saturday at Cubana nightclub for breaching the social distancing rule and there is a viral video to that effect in circulation.

“They have been arrested for violating the law of the state and the law will take its course.

“They will be charged to court and whatever decision the court takes is what we will comply with,” Odumosu said.

Odumosu said that clubbing had been totally banned, but other social engagement such as buying and selling could take place only with permission from the Lagos State Safety Commission.

He advised youths to be upright in their engagement and endeavour to always comply with the COVID-19 protocols as laid down by the state government.

Lagos State Safety Commission and the police had in December last year sealed Cubana nightclub in Ikeja and other facilities in the state capital over non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols.