Lagos Govt Fumes as Restaurant Breaks Seal After Flouting Environmental Orders

The Lagos State Government has vowed to prosecute two managers of Kingfisher Restaurant in the Lekki area for breaking the government seal placed on the facility.

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The two Kingfisher’s employees were arrested during a routine compliance assessment of sealed properties.

The restaurant was initially sealed on October 21 after multiple warnings, sanctions for non-compliance and disregard for environmental regulations.

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.

In a post on LASEPA’s X (formerly Twitter) handle, it said: “While on a routine compliance assessment of sealed facilities last night, the Commissioner of 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.”