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The police in Lagos said they have arrested 65 fun seekers for violating the COVID-19 lockdown order in the state.

Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement said at 2:05pm on Wednesday, acting on credible intelligence, operatives from Area G Command and Oko Oba Division arrested 65 suspects at 84 Park Hotel, Augusto Close, Oko Oba.

He said the suspects were arrested for holding a birthday party and consuming some substances suspected to be hard/illicit drugs.

Image 65 fun seekers arrested for violating the Lagos state lockdown order
65 fun seekers arrested for violating the Lagos state lockdown order

It was gathered that the suspects who are within the age range of 16 to 45 years, confessed to having left their various homes to the hotel in defiance to the sit at home order.

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Also, the Manager of the hotel has equally been arrested and the hotel has been sealed off by the relevant agency of the State Government.

An investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court.”

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