Club Owner Arraigned In Lagos Over Violation Of Covid-19 Protocols

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday arraigned the owner of Club Victoria in Lagos, Owede Bruno, after being arrested for violating Covid-19 protocols.

He appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates Court with four-count charges against him.

The four-count charges bordered on harmful act and disobedience, disobeying government order concerning Covid-19 and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace.

The 42-year-old club owner pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

The Prosecutor, DSP A. A. Adegoke, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on the 9th January,2021.

Adegoke alleged that Bruno violated the Covid-19 rules by organising a night Disco, where a large number of people were in attendance.

Adegoke added that the crowd did not maintain social distancing and were without their face masks.

He claimed that the offences contravened Sections 123, 166, 168 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.G. Oghre, granted Owede Bruno bail in the sum of N2 million, with two sureties in like sum.

Oghre said: “The two sureties must be gainfully employed and have proof of tax payment to the state government for the last three years.

“One of them must be Bruno’s blood relation, and have landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.

“The defendant must take a Covid-19 test and present the result before the court within seven days.”

Thereafter, the Chief Magistrate adjourned hearing on the case till 16th March, 2021.

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