he Lagos State Government on Monday, sealed off the Kiddies section of Wonderland at Energy City, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Wonderland is an amusement park meant to deliver a holiday experience of fun and excitement.
According to reports, a teenager, who went to enjoy his Christmas holidays at the park, was electrocuted by multiple naked wires around the bouncing circle section.
The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola in a joint inspection with the Lagos State Task Force team stated that the intervention has become imperative to prevent further exposure of attendees, particularly kids at the venue to prevent accidents that could lead to injuries and fatalities.
Mojola further disclosed that the event venue owner, Ezekiel Adamu had refused to implement safety measures prescribed by the Commission despite several meetings at the onset of the project following an initial safety inspection exercise carried out on the venue to deliberate on safety infractions observed within the facility.
He stated that it had become urgent and pertinent to shut down the facility until all infractions were corrected to prevent users from further exposure to risk, especially children, and to also ensure that other lined-up events were safe for Lagos residents.
The Director General said that no individual or institution was bigger than the State and that it would continually ensure the safety of Lagosians as they go about enjoying the festive season.
Mojola sounded a note of warning to facility owners in Lagos that are not in compliance with the State’s Safety guidelines on events and urged residents to socialise responsibly.