The Police in Lagos State have arrested Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu, a.k.a. Erelu Okin for the controversial Lagos party.
The organizer distributed kegs of petrol as souvenir at Havilah Events Centre in Oniru, Victoria Island, on March 4. A statement on Tuesday by the Police spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu said Ogbolu was charged to court on Monday.
She was arraigned on a four-count charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace, endangering human life by distributing combustible matter in a public gathering.
Others are intent to do harm to another, unlawful storage and containing petroleum product without permit. Ogbolu appeared before the Special Offences (Mobile) Court of Lagos State at Oshodi under 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.
“It’s regrettable that in spite of a series of warnings and sensitizations carried out by the Police and other relevant government agencies, some individuals could be handling such combustible substance in a public place in total disregard to safety of lives and properties.
Still concerned about the safety and protection of lives and properties of citizens, the Lagos State Police Command once again appeals to citizens to avoid this kind of condemnable act in the name of generosity.”
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