Lagos Police led by its Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu in a swift operational raid Friday night to Saturday morning of a night club arrested many fun-seekers in the state in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a sweep of 237 culprits who were arrested and moved to the State Force Headquarters at Ikeja.
Police say eighty-five of the suspects were arrested at the Lounge 38 in Bode Thomas Street, Surulere and 152 others at Club Victoria in Victoria Island.
Six people were also apprehended for allegedly violating the midnight to 4 am curfew in the state.
The suspects were later paraded today by the police who vowed to charge them to court soon.
Reports say those arrested included military and police officers who will be dealt with accordingly.
Despite series of warnings by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and health authorities against gatherings beyond approved numbers, many Nigerians have continued to defy the order.
The result has been an exponential spike in the number of COVID-19 infections across the country, with Lagos remaining the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, recording its highest number of infections of 807 on Thursday.