No fewer than 50 people have been arrested by officials of the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 at a night club in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in the state, Dr Femi Oladiji, disclosed this on Saturday at the state’s quarantine centre in Ilorin where the suspects were kept.
He explained that the operation was led by the state Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Kayode Alabi.
“Around 1:00am, we got information that some people were clubbing at Kwara Hotel.
“The deputy governor, in my accompany and some security officials, raided the club and we arrested so many boys and girls within the age range of 20 to 30,” Oladiji was quoted as saying in a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and spokesman for the technical committee.
He added, “Around 2:00am, we brought them to the Hajj camp (Quarantine Centre). We made them comfortable overnight, and early this morning, we took their samples for COVID-19.
“The arrest, which may lead to prosecution, is to send the signal that we cannot tolerate such conduct. Violations will henceforth attract a strong response from the government.”