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Lagos govt to prosecute managers for reopening sealed restaurant

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The Lagos State Government says it will prosecute two managers of Kingfisher restaurant in the Lekki area of the state for breaking the government seal placed on the facility.

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, said it was a criminal offence for anyone to break the government’s seal placed on any property for contravening the state laws.

The commissioner gave the warning via a post on his X (formerly Twitter) handle on Monday, adding that anyone found guilty of such an act would be prosecuted.

“It is a criminal offence to break the government’s seal placed on any property or facility for contravening the law.

“Anyone or group of people found guilty would be prosecuted following the appropriate law,” Wahab wrote.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on New Media, Jubril Gawat, through his verified X handle on Monday, disclosed that the two Kingfisher’s employees were arrested during a routine compliance assessment of sealed properties by Wahab and the General Manager, Lagos State Environment Protection Agency, Tunde Ajayi, late Sunday.

“While on a routine compliance assessment of sealed facilities last night, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, and GM LASEPA, Dr Tunde Ajayi, discovered that Kingfisher, a restaurant at Lekki, had broken the government seals and were running operations at full scale.

“The governor’s monitoring team provided security backup, and two managers were arrested at about 12:30 am with the help of the CSO to the governor.

“They will be charged to court today and face the maximum consequence of their actions.”

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