The Lagos State government has reassured the general public that the lives and property of well-meaning and peace-loving residents in the state remain its priority.
In a statement released on Sunday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the government advised that the general public should be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in their immediate environment to the Police or any of the security services within the state.
The statement urges “members of the public not to allow any building to be used to harbor criminals or serve as a base for criminal activities.”
According to the statement, recent security investigations in the Ikorodu area of the state have revealed that the Western Lodge Hotel, located at 123, Isawo Road, Agric area of Ikorodu has been associated with illegal and criminal activities “and the Lagos State government has accordingly decided to seal up the hotel until further notice.”
The statement added that “government will immediately reinforce the presence of security agents in and around Ikorodu axis” in order to further reassure residents of the determination of the government to safeguard lives and property in the area.
The press release added that the Lagos State government warns that it will not hesitate to prosecute and confiscate any building found to have been used or is being used to aid criminal activities.