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Caramelo night club in Abuja demolished by FG (photos)

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished Caramelo Lounge, weeks after it was raided .

If you recall, during the raid, some strippers were arrested at the popular nightclub.

The lounge was pulled down on Monday morning, after the FCTA’s claim that the club is located in a residential area and its use as a nightclub violates the Master Plan.

This was disclosed by the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) Coordinator, Umar Shuaibu, while briefing newsmen on the exercise on Monday in Abuja.

Umar said that in spite serving of quit notice and contravention letters to the operators of the club since 2016, they failed to revert activities on the plot located at No 630, TOS Benson Crescent, Utako District Abuja.

He noted that the plot was originally approved for building of a clinic to provide healthcare services for residents of the territory.

Reacting to the development, Managing Director of Caramelo Lounge, Mr Max Eze expressed dismay over the removal exercise, as they were taken aback by the short notice given to them to vacate the property.

Eze, who subtly admitted to the conversion of the original land use, however, said the management of the lounge had been paying millions of naira as annual contravention fee to the government.

According to him, the worth of the property demolished is over N100 million, while about one hundred staff are now rendered jobless.

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