Monday, December 23, 2019

House of Reps member, Shina Peller detained in Lagos as police speak on arrest

A member of the House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Shina Peller, has been detained at Moroko Police Station, Lagos.

A statement by Peller’s Press Secretary, Kola Popoola, said the federal lawmaker was at the police station to bail some of Club Quilox’s customers who had allegedly parked on the road during a show at the club before he was detained.

Peller is the owner of popular Club Quilox in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The statement said that prior to the kickoff of the 36-hour non-stop show which usually holds every year at Quilox, Peller had informed Lagos traffic authorities to avoid unnecessary traffic gridlock.

Mr Popoola said that on getting to Moroko police station, the police began harassing Peller and also seized his phones for no reason. .

He however called on the Commissioner of Police in Lagos to intervene in the matter.

However speaking on Peller's arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Peller’s club, Quilox, was fond of obstructing free flow of traffic. .

He explained that the lawmaker had been warned many times, but he refused to do anything about it.

He said after some of his customers’ vehicles caused gridlock on Monday, the police intervened by towing three of the vehicles.

Bala claimed that Shina Peller mobilised thugs, invaded the station and forcefully removed the vehicles.

He said, “The honourable is the owner of that club and his customers are fond of parking on the road and blocking the road. If you want to pass that place, you will have tough times. “Up till 9am, the club was still on. They refused to remove their vehicles and Lagosians were seriously disturbed. Even Mr Governor was affected this morning. He had to manoeuvre his way through it. .

“This man had been talked to many times, but he refused to listen. This morning, our patrol vehicles towed three vehicles out of that place so that people could pass.''

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