Respite may have come the way of some suspects in police stations across Lagos State as the state police command ordered their immediate release as part of the measure to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, on Saturday directed all Divisional Police Officers to release minor offenders in their custody.
The directive came on the heels of steps taken by the federal and state governments to tackle the pandemic which had killed about 13,000 people globally as of Saturday and sickened over 298,000 persons.
Lagos is currently attending to 22 infected persons and has banned social gatherings, clubs, parties, ceremonies and religious gatherings of more than 20 persons to arrest the spread of the virus. (Text courtesy Punch)