The Nigerian police have given a statement regarding the arrest and detention of popular socialite and House of Representatives member, Shina Peller.
Recall, we reported the news earlier about the arrest and detention of the politician after claims of his Quilox customers breaching traffic laws. It however seems the earlier report was not really accurate as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the police has now revealed exactly why they have arrested him.
He said; “The honorable 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.
This honourable mobilised 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 excerise a lot of restraints. They have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, where they are being investigated.”