Two Restaurant Staff Arrested, To Be Charged To Court For Breaking Govt Seal To Resume Operation In Lagos

The Lagos State Government has arrested two managers of Kingfisher restaurant in the Lekki area of the state for violating the closure of the facility.

The Senior Special Adviser to the State’s Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat, made this known via his X handle on Monday.

Gawat disclosed that the managers were arrested after they broke the government seal, which was used to shut the facility and resume full operations.

He said that the Commissioner for the Environment, Tokunbo Wahab, and the General Manager of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Tunde Ajayi, discovered this on Sunday night during a routine compliance of sealed facilities in the area.

Gawat said: “The Governor’s monitoring team provided security backup, and two managers were arrested at about 12:30 a.m. with the help of the CSO to the Governor.

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

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Also, in a related development, the operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency sealed some entertainment centres in Lekki Phase 1 over the weekend for repeated violations.

The affected establishments include Red Bar, Kingfisher, Sea Lounge, HOV Lounge, Circa, Bolivar, and Bay Lounge.