Lagos govt seals Wonderland after fun seeker’s electrocution

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The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure and suspension of activities at the children’s section of the state Wonderland after a yet-to-be-identified fun seeker was electrocuted.

It was gathered that the sad incident led to pandemonium as fun seekers hurriedly left the facility.

Swiftly reacting to the incident, the state government, through the Lagos State Safety Commission, stormed the scene and sealed the Wonderland facility.

Speaking during a joint inspection with the State Task Force team, the Director-General of Commission, Lanre Mojola, noted that the move would prevent fatalities to children who visit the event, adding that the closure was necessary to prevent further exposure of attendees to accidents that could lead to injuries and fatalities.

While accusing the event venue owner, Ezekiel Adamu, of refusing to implement safety measures prescribed by the commission despite several meetings at the onset of the project, Mojola said “it has become urgent and pertinent to shut down the facility until all infractions are corrected to prevent users from further exposure to risk especially children and to ensure that other lined up events are safe for Lagos residents”.

“No individual or institution is bigger than the state, and we would continue to ensure the safety of Lagosians as they go about enjoying the festive season.”

Mojola further warned other operators in the hospitality sector to desist from flouting all safety guidelines of the state, even as he urged residents to socialise responsibly.