SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 24 – The House of Reps member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency, Shina Peller has been released by the Police.
Shina Peller is the owner of popular luxurious Lagos night club, Quilox.
Today’s Echo gathers that he was released on bail Monday evening after his case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
Shina Peller was arrested on Monday morning after going to the police station to bail out some of his customers that had been arrested.
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency LASEPA has also sealed Quilox over Noise Pollution and Traffic Congestion.
A statement from the Reps member’s spokesperson, Kola Popoola reads:
The Nigeria Police Force has unjustly held hostage a member of the House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Hon. Shina Peller at Moroko Police station, Lagos State.
This was contained in a statement released by Honourable Peller’s Press Secretary, Mr. Kola Popoola, where he called on the Nigeria police to immediately release the revered Hon. Peller.
Hon. Shina 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 36hours non-stop show which usually holds every year at Quilox, Hon. Peller had informed the concerned Lagos traffic authorities to avoid unnecessary traffic gridlock.
On getting to Moroko police station, the police started harassing Hon. Peller and even went as far as seizing all his phones for no reason.
The continuous harassment and unjust detain of a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Peller, by the police calls for urgent attention of the media, and the commissioner of Police.
In response, the police explained why they detained the club tycoon.
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 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.
“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 exercise a lot of restraints.
“They have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, where they are being investigated.”