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Shina Peller Arrested, Quilox Club Shut For Allegedly Invading Police Station

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Shina Peller, a House of Representatives member, representing Iseyin Federal Constituency, Oyo State, and owner of Quilox Club and five others over alleged invasion of Maroko Police Station.
DSP Bala Elkana,the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, said the incident happened on December 22 2019 at about 9am when police officers on traffic control along Ozumba Mandingo Way, Victoria Island, sent a traffic report to Maroko Police Station that the entire road leading to the toll gate was blocked as a result of indiscriminate parking on the major road by customers of Quilox Club, 183 Ozumba Mbadi Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The club owner, Peller, was approached by the DPO Maroko on the need to ensure that customers of his club did not block the major road and obstruct traffic.
He said the police eventually cleared the traffic and the House member promised not to obstruct traffic on the road.

Elkana said, “On 23rd December 2019 at about 8.30am, traffic was observed to have built up on the road again. Police traced the cause to the club again. The club activities mostly last up to 9am from night and affecting the free flow of traffic in the area. The situation was so bad that commuters had to resort to trekking.
“Police team from Maroko Division led by the Divisional Police Officer mobilised to the street and after much efforts, got the traffic flowing again.
“Three vehicles parked on the major highway by some customers of the club, which actually caused the obstruction, were removed to the station. The club owner mobilised over 50 thugs around 11am and invaded the police station to forcibly move the vehicles away. The police officers on duty at the station sent a distress message to the headquarters calling for reinforcement.
“Police teams from neighbouring divisions and Area J Command, led by the Area Commander were deployed to reinforce the station. The honourable member and five thugs were arrested while others scaled through the fence and escaped.”
He said that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for more investigation.
The CP added that the suspects would be charged to court. He, however, advised owners of clubhouses in Lagos State to provide parking spaces for their customers on their premises in order to stop indiscriminate parking on the road.
“The good people of Lagos State have the right to enjoy free flow of traffic, which informed the decision of the command to declare a state of emergency on traffic. The slogan remains ‘Traffic must flow’ in Lagos State, “ he said.

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