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Caramelo nightclub demolished by FCT authorities

Caramelo nightclub demolished weeks after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration arrested some girls at popular night club in Abuja.

The building, located in Utako area of the city, was demolished by Abuja authorities on Monday morning.

Bulldozers, under the supervision of some officials of the Administration, moved in Monday morning to carry out the demolition without prior notice.

According to Premium Times, some officials of the club said they were only given notice of eviction on Friday.

An official of the Abuja administration said that the club was at a wrong location. The Administration claims that the club is located in a residential area and that the use of the building violates Abuja Master Plan.

Caramelo is one of the Abuja clubs where women were recently arrested in the Nigerian capital. The arrest of women, many later tagged prostitutes, has been condemned by many rights activists.

The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) , Mallam Umar Shuaibu, had said that operators of the night clubs contravened the law by converting residential buildings for other purposes.

Shuaibu, at the time of the arrest of the strippers at the club, had said the Department of Development Control had to demolish the fence of the compound as a form of warning to the owners of the club.

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