After the raid and arrest of 172 persons in the Cubana Nightclub, Victoria Island, on 27th February 2021, a mobile court holden at the Oshodi of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit, for the breach of COVID-19 laws, has ordered violators to pay a fine of N40,000.
During the parade of the violators at the police command Ikeja, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu said: “Despite all the efforts and COVID-19 policies being rolled out by the government, most youths, who are leaders of tomorrow, still find it difficult to comply. Self-compliance is what matters most; the ladies and gentlemen here were arrested around 2 am on Saturday at the Cubana Nightclub on Victoria Island.
“When we got there, 172 violators were inside one club and were not observing social distancing. We have footage of them in the club and aiding the spread of COVID-19.
“We will charge them and we will comply with whatever decision the court makes. Our job is to get them arrested for violating COVID-19 regulations and present them before the court of law. It is at the discretion of the magistrate or the presiding judge to decide the judgment that will be meted out to them.”
“The Cubana Club we first raided was in Ikeja, this new one is on the island. People must know that clubbing has been banned and they must obtain approval from the Lagos State Safety Commission for all other social engagements,” he said.