Lagos police arrest Bar owner, Customers for drinking at night during lockdown (Photos)

Policemen arrest some men at a bar in the night and the bar attendance.

The bar attendance goes against the violation of lock-down.

According to the police statement the government shut down all business especially crowd area but the bar attendance goes against the rules.

All photos source: Tribune Nigeria
On Saturday night Policemen from the Lagos State Police Command  arrested the owner of a drinking bar and the customers for eating and drinking at the bar in the night in violation of the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government on Lagos State.

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the state police command went to the popular drinking bar, Jude’s Place at Odozie Road along Isheri/Berger axis of the state and saw the owner operating the bar and serving his customers, both men and women, Nkwobi, Isi Ewu and assorted drinks.

The operatives promptly arrested both the owner of the bar and the customers and when questioned, the owner said he was not aware that he was not supposed to operate his drinking joint, adding that his customers who he claimed lived in the area said they wanted to enjoy themselves.

Some of the customers who were also arrested while they were drinking and eating said since they lived in the area, they thought they could walk into the bar and have one or two bottles of drinks along with Nkwobi and Isi Ewu.

However, after some beggings both from the customers and some residents in the area, both the owner of the bar and the customers were released late in the night while the policemen warned the owner to henceforth obey the lockdown order.

According to a statement by the RRS on its twitter handle, “Commander RRS while on routine patrol last night along Isheri/Berger axis noticed a bar open and operating fully despite the lockdown order. He immediately ordered the arrest of the owner who claimed he was only preparing Nkwobi.

“The customers present were also arrested .but were allowed to go with a warning. Please stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus.”

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