More facts have emerged on the arrest and detention of House of Representatives member, Shina Peller.
The member of the House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, was arrested and detained at Moroko Police station, Lagos State on Monday.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, Peller’s club, Quilox, was fond of obstructing free flow of traffic.
The police intervened by towing three of his customers’ vehicles causing gridlock on Monday.
Bala claimed that Peller mobilised thugs, invaded the station and forcefully removed the vehicles.
But facts have emerged on how Hon Shina Peller invaded the police station with his thugs and the Quilox boss was said to also have a gun with him! Some policemen were said to have been injured in the process.
“Shina Peller was present and he had a gun with him. He invaded Maroko police station with his thugs. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, a woman in charge of Panti, Yaba, had to request for reinforcement.
“Peller was physically present and had a gun with him. Where did a politician get a gun to invade a police station?” a source disclosed exclusively to Kemi Ashefon.
Shina Peller and his thugs have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, where they are being investigated.
Meanwhile, sources disclosed that some influential politicians have been inundating the police with calls urging for Peller’s release.
“Why should the likes of Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, Adeniyi Adebayo, Femi Gbajabiamila and some traditional rulers be calling the police for his release? A honourable member of the House of Representatives wielding a gun? Is he a policemen or a politician? Why should a politician be having a gun? He is a criminal,” sources said.
Also reacting to the arrest, another politician, Akin Alabi alleged that the commissioner of police has a score to settle with Shina Peller, thus propelling the arrest.
“That is a lie. Akin Alabi and Shina Peller are birds of same feathers flocking together. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police does not have any score to settle with Peller. The Assistant Commissioner of Police Zone 2,the DCP and Commissioner of Police have been doing a thorough job in the state since their appointment and even the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu can attest to that. Akin Alabi’s claim is seeking cheap blackmail and only fools will believe him,” sources told Kemi Ashefon.