Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Amigo Supermarket, Wonderland Park Reopen

The popular Amigo Supermarket in Abuja and the Wonderland Amusement Park reopened for business on Monday seven months after they were sealed by security agents.

The two businesses were shut on Friday, May 31, 2013, after their owner Mustapha Fawaz, a Lebanese, was linked to terrorism.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on November 29 and presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola acquitted Fawaz of all the charges against him, and ordered the unsealing of the two businesses.

The two businesses remained closed in spite of the court ruling until last Monday.

When Weekly Trust visited Amigo Supermarket yesterday, the management expressed joy at the re-opening of the popular mall.

Manager of the mall, Mr. Paul Odey, told Weekly Trust that they were happy to be back in business and thanked Nigerians and their customers for patronising them after its re-opening.

"We are happy to be back in business and we commend our customers for their loyalty to us," Odey said.

Two other officials of the mall also said they were happy as the seven months of its closure was not palatable to them.

Customers were seen going in and out of the mall as they shop for the yuletide. Four of the customers, Ahmed Ibrahim, Sidiqah Abubakar, Hajia Jumai Audu and Janet Okafor, said they were pleased to see the mall re-opened.

"Why should I entertained any fear, the place (Amigo Supermarket) has been re-opened and I am happy to come back here for shopping. I was here on Wednesday and I can still come anytime I want to do shopping. It is not that there are not other shops around, I prefer here to others because I am sure of getting value for my money," Okafor said.

Weekly Trust reports that Wonderland Amusement Park has also reopened with funseekers having fun at the relaxation spot when our reporter visited.

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