Police Give Reasons for arresting House of Reps Member, Shina Peller


   
Lagos State Police Command on Monday arrested a member of the National House of Representatives and the owner of Quilox, Shina Peller.

In reaction to his arrest, his press secretary, Kola Popoola claimed that Shina Peller was harassed before he was arrested when he went to Moroko Police Station to bail some customers of his club.

He said, “Peller was at Moroko Police Station to bail some of Club Quilox’s customers who had allegedly parked on the road during a show at the club.

“Prior to the kickoff of the 36 hours non-stop show which usually holds every year at Quilox, Peller had informed the concerned Lagos traffic authorities to avoid unnecessary traffic gridlock.

“On getting to Moroko Police Station, the police started harassing Peller and even went as far as seizing all his phones for no reason.

“The continuous harassment and unjust detaining of a member of House of Representatives, Peller, by the police calls for urgent attention of the media, and the Commissioner of Police.”

Reasons for the Arrest 

However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Shina Peller was arrested for using his club to always obstruct the free flow of traffic.

Mr Elkana also alleged that the lawmaker used thugs to invade the police station to forcefully remove vehicles the police tow from the club premises.

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 9 am, 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.

“This honourable mobilized over 50 thugs to attack Maroko Police Station to move those vehicles out. We had to send reinforcement from neighbouring stations before they were able to curtail the situation. That was how he was arrested with five of the thugs, while others escaped. We had to exercise a lot of restraints.

“They have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, where they are being investigated.”

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