Lagos To Prosecute Managers For Reopening Sealed Restaurant

In a recent development, two managers at Kingfisher, a restaurant located in the Lekki area of Lagos State, have been apprehended for breaking the government seal used to close the establishment and resuming full operations.

The information was made public through a post on the official X handle of Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on New Media.

According to Gawat, the Commissioner for the Environment, Tokunbo Wahab, and the General Manager of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency, Tunde Ajayi, uncovered this breach on Sunday night while conducting a routine compliance check of sealed facilities in the area. The incident reflects the government’s efforts to enforce COVID-19 restrictions and regulations in order to safeguard public health.

Gawat added, “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 and face the maximum consequence of their actions.”

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency sealed some entertainment centres in Lekki Phase 1 on Saturday for repeated environmental violations.

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