The Lagos State Government at the weekend said it had prosecuted over 50 suspects engaging in illegal lotteries operations in the state.
The state government so warned that it would bring the full weight of the law against any operator from the Lagos State Lotteries Board without proper licence.
Chief Executive Officer of the board, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila revealed this in a statement on Friday, noting that the state government would no longer enable prohibited lotteries operations in the state.
According to him, over 50 defendants have already been arrested and prosecuted before from the Lotteries Board for participating in prohibited Lottery operations in the state.
Gbajabiamila insisted that the board "remained the only statutory regulatory body for lottery and related actions in the state."
He clarified that the board was established by the Lagos State Lotteries Law 2004 (as amended) and authorised to permit and regulates gaming activities conducted within the state.
He clarified that the board issue nor recognises 'sports lottery license/permit' or 'promotional lottery licenses' by whatsoever name called within the state for operations.
Against patronising illegal operators Gbajabiamila consequently guided members of the public.
He recorded some of recognised accredited operators permitted "to run lottery and associated actions in Lagos State to incorporate Premier Lotto Limited (Babaijebu), Winners Golden Chance Ventures Limited (Fantastic Chance lotto), Winlot Global Resources Ventures Limited (Winlot), Superior Games Limited (Big Games) and Softplug Gaming Nigeria Limited."
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