In the early hours on Saturday, no fewer than 50 persons were arrested at a night club in Illorin for Violating the ban on clubs and not observing the Covid 19 protocols.
It was learnt that those who were arrested have been taken to an isolation centre where they are to be quarantined.
According to Dr Femi Oladiji, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in the state:
“Around 1 a.m., we got information that some people were clubbing at a hotel.
“The deputy governor, accompanied by some security officials, raided the club and we arrested so many boys and girls within the age range of 20 to 30.
“Around 2a.m., 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 tests.”
“The arrest, which may lead to prosecution, is to send the signal that we cannot tolerate such conduct. Violations will, henceforth, attract strong response from the government.”
“Government will take appropriate actions against any official of the hotel found to have authorised the violation of the existing ban.
“This is to send the signal that such behaviour will not be tolerated,”