- Eleru Okin who distributed fuel in kegs at her installation party has been arraigned before the Special Offences (Mobile) Court of Lagos State in the Ikeja Magisterial District
- The Lagos socialite was arraigned by the Lagos police command on charges bordering on intent to do harm to another among many others
- The matter has since been adjourned to Thursday, March 24, for commencement of hearing before the court
The police in Lagos state on Monday, March 14, arraigned Ogbulu Chidinma Pearl, a socialite better known as Erelu Okin, following the distribution of fuel as souvenirs at her party in the state.
The Cable reports that after the Lagos state government sealed off the Havilah Event Centre, where the party was held, for contravening public safety rules, the police in the state swung into action.
The Lagos state police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said Pearl was arraigned on a four-count charge before the special offences (mobile) court.
A statement released by Ajisebutu said Pearl was also granted bail by the court and the matter adjourned to Thursday, March 24 for commencement of the hearing.
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He noted that the charges against the party host borders on conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, endangering human life by distributing combustible matter in a public gathering, intent to do harm to another and unlawfully carrying on the business of storage and containerising petroleum product without a permit.
“Ogbulu was arraigned yesterday March 14, 2022 at the Special Offences (Mobile) Court of Lagos State in the Ikeja Magisterial District, Holden at Oshodi.
“The commissioner of police reiterates the command’s commitment to protecting lives and property and further warns citizens against acts capable of endangering human lives.”
Wetin no dey Lagos? Kegs of petrol distributed as souvenir at Owambe, video goes viral, party host apologizes
Legit.ng previously reported that the newly installed Erelu Okin, Chidinma Pearl Ogbulu, sparked reactions on social media with souvenirs given at her installation ceremony.
Videos found online captured several 10-litre kegs with stickers that were stacked at the party venue waiting to be distributed.
The Erelu Okin, however, returned to social media with a note of apology to those who mentioned that she inadvertently endangered the lives of guests.
Fresh pepper, tomatoes given out as souvenirs at party
In other news, a very short video showed party guests in Lagos state being given pepper and tomatoes as souvenirs.
One of the guests said that garri would also be added to the package to make it a complete one as he showed his gift off.
Many Nigerians who reacted to the video jokingly said that the organiser of the party was thoughtful with the gifts.