Police operatives in Lagos State have vowed to enforce the bans put in place by the state government amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a recent statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, he revealed that directives have been issued by the government for the police to enforce the ban.
According to him, the police have now deployed adequate resources across the state to ensure that the orders are fully obeyed.
He added that any commercial vehicle carrying more passengers than necessary will also be arrested because overcrowding must stop by all means.
His words, “To that effect, the command has deployed adequate resources across the state to ensure that the orders are fully obeyed. The order imposed bans on social gatherings such as weddings, naming ceremonies, burials, parties, clubs and religious gatherings of people more than 20.
Commercial vehicles carrying passengers above capacity (overloading) are also part of this order. Members of the public are encouraged to avoid overcrowding themselves at bus stops, market places, business places and scene of incidents.”