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Twitter users troll Akin Alabi over his tweets on Shina Peller’s arrest



The arrest of a member of the House of Representatives and owner of Quilox night club, Shina Peller, as expected, has thrown the Nigeria Twitter Community into an uproar.

While some are reacting and condemning the lawmaker’s arrest and closure of his Quilox club, others are trolling his colleague, Akin Alabi, also a lawmaker and businessman.

Peller was detained at the Maroko police station in Lekki area of Lagos on Monday morning.

The police said they detained him after he stormed the station with thugs.

The Lagos State Police Command in a statement by its spokesperson Bala Elkana said the Quilox boss was detained after he led over 50 thugs to the station to remove three vehicles of his customers towed away for obstructing the free flow of traffic.

Elkana explained that the lawmaker had been warned many times, but he refused to do anything about it.

While Peller and five others have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, where they are being investigated, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), on Monday afternoon, shut down Quilox over pollution and traffic congestion.

Since reports of Peller’s arrest emerged on the internet, an angry Alabi has taken to Twitter to condemn the detention of his colleague, saying “Police brutality knows no status”.

He tweeted:

“So founder of Quilox and House of Representatives member, @ShinaPeller went to bail his customers that were illegally arrested… then the Police at Maroko police station detained him as well. Police brutality knows no status.

“We are on our way to Panti. First of all, the cars of the customers were towed and seized for violating traffic. FINE. But they were arrested and told to pay N100,000 bribe. Why one earth do you need to pay the police a bribe after your car has already been seized.”

Alabi added:

Now they are trying to swing the narrative by lying that he tried to invade the police station. Lies. He went to bail those that were arrested. He was arrested. CP even boasted that he has a score to settle with him. Madness!

“You arrest those parked on the road. Someone goes to bail the people arrested. You arrest the person to. That summarizes why @ShinaPeller was arrested.”

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Peller and Alabi share some things in common, they are both from Oyo State. Youthful business moguls who both represent their respective constituencies at the Green Chamber under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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The Quilox boss represents lseyin/ltesiwaju/Kajola/lwajowa Federal Constituency, while Alabi of NairaBet represents Egbeda/Ona-Ara.

They both have their businesses in Lagos Island.

Alabi’s tweets condemning the action of the police have made him a subject of internet trolling.

Some Twitter users told him to call on popular rights advocate Segun Awosanya aka Sega to help him secure the release of his colleague.

Sega is famous on social media for his #EndSARS advocacy and many Nigerians call on him to help secure the release of many young people brutalised, extorted and arrested by SARS operatives and other policemen.

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