Director-General of Kaduna State Urban State Urban Planning Development Agency Ismail Umaru-Dikko on Tuesday said Asher Lounge, venue of the purported Kaduna sex party, was demolished because the property had no building permit.
Speaking with journalists, Mr Umaru-Dikko said indications that activity in violation of the COVID-19 regulations was planned to be held in Asher Lounge drew attention to the property and made it necessary to examine the status of the building.
The DG noted that a check on government records showed that the building housing the lounge had neither a valid title nor development permit.
He said: “Once due diligence revealed the illegal status of the building, there was need for enforcement action without the notification requirements that the law compels for holders of valid title and development permits.
“The illegal status of the building became a very separate matter from the trigger event: the third-party elements who had planned and advertised an unlawful gathering on those premises.”