No fewer than 243 persons have been convicted for violating COVID-19 protocols in Lagos State.
They were each fined N20,000. The fine, which totaled N4,860,000, was issued after the violators were arraigned at a mobile court on Saturday.
Those convicted were arrested during a raid led by the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who also arrested some persons for violating the curfew imposed by the Federal Government.
Odumosu, while parading the suspects, said the violation of the COVID-19 protocols had serious implications for other residents, adding that the 243 residents would be charged to court.
The Police Public Relations Office, Muyiwa Adejobi, later newsmen that those arrested had been fined N20,000 each.
He said: “The 243 persons arrested for violating the COVID-19 protocols in Lagos State were immediately tried in a mobile court presided over by two magistrates. After the trial, the violators were fined N20,000.
“Out of the 243 violators, 234 perfected their bail conditions on the spot, while nine other violators, who could not perfect their bail on the spot were taken to the task force office in Oshodi where their bail conditions were perfected.
“The CP also warned that owners of clubs would be fined, so it won’t seem as if we are only after customers,” Adejobi added.