The agency said such practice must stop, adding that it was exploring available options to ensure that those who attacked officials of LASAA did not go scot-free.
The Managing Director of the agency, Mr. Mobolaji Sanusi, stated that one of such attacks was made on workers of the agency in the FESTAC area.
He said, “An attack on the agency’s team was led by a security guard attached to Emglo Suites in FESTAC Town. The armed guard descended on LASAA officials in their effort to remove an illegal banner on Emglo Suite’s premises. The security guard threatened the officials of LASAA with a pump-action rifle, which was later seized by the police team attached to the agency.”
Sanusi said the hotel owned advertisement permit fees, adding that the visit by LASAA was part of efforts to ensure settlement of all the outstanding debt owed the agency.
He added that those behind the attack in the FESTAC Town had been arrested and handed over to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit for necessary legal action.
A text message sent to the hotel on the issue had yet to be replied to.