At least 78 Lagos State residents have been arrested and convicted for violating “the principles of social distancing”.
This was disclosed by the Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Elkana, the convicted persons “were arrested for playing football on major streets and having group exercise in large numbers”.
The suspects were arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, where 73 pleaded guilty and three pleaded not guilty.
“The three suspects who pleaded not guilty will, after observing the 14 days isolation, be brought to Court for trial,” the statement added.
As of Wednesday night, Lagos had 145 confirmed coronavirus cases, the highest in Nigeria.