The owner of Quilox Club and a member of the House of Representatives, Shina Peller has been released on bail.
The House of Reps member was released on bail after his case was transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, following the directives of the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
Peller was earlier in the day detained at Maroko Police Station in Lagos.
There were reports that Shina Peller was arrested a day after the DPO Maroko had a dialogue with him on 22nd December at about 9am on the need to ensure that his clients visiting his club do not block the major road to mitigate the undue hardship the obstruction is causing to other road users.
However, Peller’s Press Secretary, Mr Kola Popoola, claimed that his (Peller’s) offence was not disclosed, adding that his phones were seized.
According to Popoola, “Honourable Shina Peller was at the Maroko Police Station to bail some of Club Quilox’s customers, who allegedly parked on the road during a show at the club.
“Prior to the kick-off of the 36-hour non-stop show, which usually holds every year at Quilox, Peller had informed concerned Lagos traffic authorities (in order) to avoid unnecessary gridlock.
“On getting to the Maroko Police Station, the police started harassing him and even went as far as seizing all his phones for no reason.
“The continuous harassment and unjust detention of a member of the House of Representatives, Peller, by the police calls for urgent attention of the media and the Commissioner of Police.”
The police warned owners of clubhouses in Lagos State to provide parking spaces for their customers within their premises to stop indiscriminate parking on the road.