Lagos party: Police arrest, charge Erelu Okin over petrol souvenir

Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu, a.k.a. Erelu Okin, was detained for the controversial Lagos party by the Lagos State Police.

On March 4, the organizer handed kegs of fuel as a souvenir at the Havilah Events Centre in Oniru, Victoria Island.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu, Ogbolu was charged in court on Monday.

She was charged with four counts of conduct likely to provoke a breach of peace and endangering human life by spreading flammable material at a public gathering.

Others intend to cause harm to others by illegally storing and containerizing petroleum products without an authorization.

Ogbolu appeared before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court in Oshodi, Ikeja Magisterial District.

Ajisebutu didn’t disclose if the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty when the charges were read.

Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi had ordered her arrest after the event centre was sealed.

Alabi reiterated the command’s commitment to protect lives and property and warned citizens against acts capable of endangering human lives.


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