Why we arrested House of Reps member, Shina Peller – Police


Police in Lagos have said that Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives, was arrested for allegedly storming Maroko Police Station with over 50 thugs to remove some vehicles seized by police at his club in Victoria Island.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Monday that Mr Peller had been warned severally to properly manage vehicular movements in and out of Club Quilox to prevent further obstruction of traffic.

The club recently held a 36-hour party to mark the end of the year.

Mr Elkana said the police intervened in the complaints by road users by towing three vehicles parked along the road which belong to Quilox customers.

“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,” Elkana said.

“Up till 9 am, 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.”

The spokesman said Peller and others have been taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti for investigation.