Coronavirus: Police inspector arrested in Lagos for flouting stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Police inspector arrested in Lagos for flouting stay-at-home order

- The police in Lagos arrested an inspector alongside two others in the state on Wednesday for violating President Buhari's lockdown order

- The police inspector who was not on duty was going about his private business, disregarding the stay-at-home order

- Bala Elkana who is the spokesman of the Lagos police command also refuted allegations that medical workers and support staff were being harassed by policemen

A police inspector was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday, April 1, alongside two others in his vehicle for violating the stay-at-home order by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that President Buhari had ordered the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as a measure to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nation reports that the Lagos police command said the officer who was not on duty was going about his private business, disregarding the stay-at-home order.

Coronavirus: Police inspector arrested in Lagos for flouting stay-at-home order

Hakeem Odumosu, the commissioner of police in Lagos state. Credit: PM News
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Legit.ng notes that the name of the inspector and the two other persons were not disclosed by the police.

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Meanwhile, the police also refuted allegations by the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association that medical workers and support staff were being harassed by policemen enforcing the lockdown order.

The command's spokesman, Bala Elkana, said the police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu personally monitored compliance with the restriction.

He reiterated that food dealers, communication operators, media personnel, health workers and private security companies were exempted from the lockdown, provided they are on duty.

“For information or complaints regarding non-compliance, call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288,” he said.

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Meanwhile, some Nigerians in Lagos state have protested against the 14 days lockdown imposed by the federal government in the state over the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video shared on twitter, some citizens in Lagos state were seen resisting officials who were trying to enforce the stay at home order.

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One unidentified man in the video told an official that staying in-doors was challenging because there was no food for them to eat.

He said he and others would protest if the government does not provide them with food during the lockdown.

In another report, a Nollywood filmmaker identified as Moses Inwang has bared his mind on the current pandemic situation in the country.

Inwang took to his Instagram page to tell his fans and followers what he has learnt in the past few days.

A lot has happened in the past few days and it has got people like Moses Inwang having deep thoughts about many things in the world.

The filmmaker listed 20 things that the world's current situation has taught him. He stated that the United States of America has seized being the world's leading country.

He also claimed that China won the 3rd World War without firing a missile and no one could handle it.

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The pandemic which originated from Wuhan in China has killed thousands of people across the world.

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