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Petrol souvenir: Prime suspect arrest, arraigned

Petrol souvenir Lagos

Ogbulu Chidinma Pearl, the prime suspect who distributed kegs of petrol as souvenirs at a party has been arrested and arraigned in court.

She had thrown the party at Havilah Events Centre, Victoria Island on 4th March 2022, leading to an outrage on social media.

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, intent to do harm to another and unlawfully carrying on the business of storage and containerising petroleum product without permit.

Lagos Police Spokesman, CSP Ajisebutu Adekunle, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

He said, “Ogbulu was arraigned yesterday 14th March, 2022 at the Special Offences (Mobile) Court of Lagos State in the Ikeja Magisterial District, Holden at Oshodi.

“Recall that following the viral video of distribution of petrol as souvenir recently, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc, had ordered the arrest of the suspect who was then at large.

“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.”

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