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Covid-19: Police arrest over 200 again in Cubana night club


For allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols, about 200 patrons and staff of popular night club, Cubana, were again arrested on Saturday.

Detectives attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Team at the wee hours of Saturday, busted the gathering following a tip-off on large gathering in the club house.

Saturday’s raid was the third on the club, since last year, that the state and Federal Governments announced temporary closure of relaxation spots in order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Although hotels, eateries, churches and some beaches have since resumed businesses following the ease of the lockdown, club houses have remained closed.

To minimise losses, the government earlier permitted club houses with open bars and restaurants like Cubana to resume such services with strict observance of all COVID-19 protocols.

Rather than stick to the open bar arrangement where guests can be served drinks and grills while listening to music including live bands, police sources claimed Cubana opened its night club and allowed guests in, where they were allegedly caught dancing with no regard to the social distancing policy.

The state police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed that suspects were handed over to the command by the IGP Monitoring unit, adding that they would be paraded by the Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu.

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