The Lagos State Safety Commission has suspended activities at the children’s section of Wonderland Amusement Park, following the electrocution of a visitor.

The director-general of the commission, Lanre Mojola, in a statement on Monday, said the suspension became necessary in order to prevent further accidents that can lead to fatalities.

The statement said: “The closure was imperative to prevent further exposure of attendees at the venue to prevent accidents that could lead to injuries and fatalities,” the DG said.

“The event venue owner, Mr. Ezekiel Adamu, had refused to implement safety measures prescribed by the commission.

“This is 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.

“It has however become urgent and pertinent to shut down the facility until all infractions are corrected to prevent users from further exposure to risk, especially children.

“It is also to also ensure that other lined-up events are safe for Lagos residents.”

While cautioning owners of similar facilities to always abide by the safety guidelines of the state, Mr Mojola assured that the commission will continue to ensure the safety of Lagosians as they go about enjoying the festive season.