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Lagos State vows prosecution for alleged night club assault on LASEPA officials

The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has taken a resolute stance to prosecute all 11 employees of 10 POTS Night Club, situated at 2A Admiralty Way, Lekki. These individuals stand accused of assaulting state officials during their duty.

Kunle Adeshina, Director of Public Affairs, released a statement on this matter, shedding light on the club staff’s actions, which included breaking the seal of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and the property owner.

The commissioner’s stern response follows the arrest of the 11 employees, consisting of four men and seven women after they brutally attacked state officials who had previously sealed the establishment due to noise pollution. Their arraignment before the courts on Monday, alongside the property owner, serves as a strong warning against such illegal activities.

Adeshina reported that the arrested employees had removed the LASEPA seal, which had been placed to secure the premises. They did so between 11:11 a.m. and 11:33 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, right after the enforcement activities took place. By 12:44 p.m., when LASEPA operatives returned to the club, it had been reopened and was back in operation. The attempts to reseal the premises were met with violent resistance, causing harm to state officials and necessitating a call for security reinforcement.


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