Why Shoprite in Ikeja was shut down

The Lagos State Safety Commission has shut down one of Shoprite’s stores located at the Ikeja Shopping Mall, Lagos.

The commission says the reason for the drastic action is as a result of the shopping outlet’s breach of safety laws.

Officials of the commission stormed the store on Friday, ordering everyone to leave before they sealed off the premises, and placed a seal order at the entrance.

The seal order notice says: “Sealed, this premises has been sealed following the breach of safety law. This seal must not be broken. For further enquiries, contact the Commission.”


According to P.M NEWS, customers unaware of the new development were left stranded outside the store’s shut doors.

Though the Director General of the commission is yet comment on the closure, it is believed that Shoprite was shut down for failing to abide by the safety laws of the state.

An investigation was said to have been carried out by the commission before Shoprite was closed on Friday.

It was also revealed that the commission discovered items on the shelves, that would expire in a couple of weeks.

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