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Wonderland Reacts To Reports Of Electrocuted Fun-Seeker, Says The Incidence Wasn’t Reported




Sequel to the circulated reports about how a fun-seeker got electrocuted at the Wonderland Lagos facility on Boxing Day, the authorities of the centre have come out to react to the reports.

The co-founder of Wonderland Lagos, Ezekiel Adamu in a statement said those involved in the incident didn’t report to the authorities at the fun centre, Naija News learnt.

According to him, the supposed unfortunate incident was never reported to Wonderland officials and just like everyone, the centre got to know on social media.

Adamu said investigations have commenced over the incident and it’s still ongoing.

Naija News earlier gathered that a case of electrocution was reported on Monday at the Kiddies section of Wonderland at Energy City, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It was learnt that a Christmas holiday guest that had visited the event centre for holiday fun and experience got electrocuted.

The Lagos State Government was informed of the incident which happened on Monday, December 26, 2022, and immediately ordered the closure and suspension of activities at the event venue.

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 action became necessary to prevent further exposure of attendees, particularly kids.

He said 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.

However, Naija News understands that in his reaction the Wonderland co-boss said Lagos State conducted a risk assessment before the operation commenced in the place and it has always taken safety as paramount.

Adamu submitted in the statement titled, ‘Wonderland Responds to Complaint and Reiterates Safety For its Customers’ that the vendors that work with the centre are adhering to their rules, regulations, and safety policies.

He advanced that “A video of a parent’s complaint has come to the attention of the Management team of Wonder Land at Eko Energy City, regarding a supposed open wire incident and other safety concerns.

“Wonderland is a city built for the entertainment of children, families, adults as well as businesses and one of our major responsibilities is the safety of everyone who visits or works at our entertainment city.

“Before Wonderland opened its doors, a risk assessment was conducted by Lagos State after which the entertainment city began to function.

“While we provide spaces for various vendors, regular safety checks are conducted periodically to ensure that our vendors are adhering to our rules, regulations, and safety policies.

“The supposed unfortunate incident was never reported to Wonderland Officials and was brought to our attention via social media, after which we jumped into action immediately to review our procedures and conduct our own investigations which are still ongoing.

“We can assure the public that no lives have been lost at Wonderland, our safety policies are intact, the safety and leisure of our customers is our topmost priority, and we are working with all of our vendors as well as Lagos State, to ensure that Wonderland is a safe space for all of our children and families.

“Children have a right to leisure, play and culture; safe parks and playgrounds are essential, and we do understand this at Wonderland.

“We have now requested another risk assessment to be conducted by Lagos State and after a successful approval, we will re-open.

“We have unfortunately been unable to identify the woman in the video. If anyone can provide us with a lead or if she can contact us urgently at [email protected] we would be most grateful.

“Wonderland will continue to strive to ensure ‘safe and high quality’ service to all of its customers.

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“Thank you for your concern and patronage.”

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