Police Raid Cubana Night Club, Arrest over 200

Admin 01-Mar-2021 Nigeria_News

Ayodeji Seriki   

About 200 clubbers and workers were arrested Saturday night at the popular Cubana Night Club for alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols.

Police detectives deployed in the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Team in the early hours of Saturday swooped on large gathering in the club house, following a tip-off.

Saturday’s raid was the third between last year and now, since the state and the Federal Governments announced temporary closure of relaxation centres to curtail 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 reduce hardship, government earlier allowed club houses with open bars and restaurants like Cubana to resume such services with strict observance of all COVID-19 protocols.

Cubana was however found breaching agreements limiting arrangements to open bars where drinks and barbeques are served customers while sitting down, drinking at tables, by admitting customers who danced and partied without social distancing protocols, police sources claimed.

A source told journalists: “About 200 clubbers and fun seekers were arrested on Saturday at Cubana Night Club, Lagos. They have been handed over to the Lagos Police Command for investigation and possible prosecution."

Contacted, police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the development, said 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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