Lockdown: Imam, 49 strippers arrested in Lagos

Police operatives have arrested 39 alleged strippers and clubbers around at a hotel in Idimu area of Lagos State.

Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said in a statement “On April 24, at about 1:30am, acting on credible intelligence, operatives from Idimu Police Station arrested 39 suspects in a hotel at Idimu for clubbing and stripping. This is in total violation of the lockdown order and social distancing regulations.”

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Also arrested is the Imam of Sheik Central Mosque, Mile 12 Ketu, Suleiman Abubakar, alleged to have held evening prayers (Maghrib and Isha prayers) in the mosque with a large number of worshippers on April 24.

Similarly, seven inter-state buses with 95 passengers billed for night travel have been impounded by police in Lagos just before they took off, the command said on Sunday.

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The buses were discovered around 8pm on April 21 in the Bhojson area of Ebute Metta preparatory for departure for Benue, Abuja and Ilorin, spokesman Bala Elkana said in a statement.

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Elkana said drivers and passengers were charged to court, adding that they were among 620 violators arrested in one week from various parts of the state and charged to court for violating restriction order.


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