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We are looking into Shina Peller’s arrest, Segalink tells Akin Alabi



Popular social commentator and rights advocate, Segun Awosanya, aka Segalink seems to have waded into the arrest and detention of lawmaker Shina Peller.

Peller, who also owns Quilox club was detained at the Maroko police station in Lekki area of Lagos on Monday and has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti.

The police said he was arrested for storming the station with thugs to remove vehicled towed from his club over traffic obstruction.

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), on Monday afternoon, also shut down Quilox over pollution and traffic congestion following its 36 hours non-stop party.

Reacting to a tweet by lawmaker Akin Alabi condemning Peller’s arrest, Sega said his team, popular for advocacy against police brutality, is looking into the arrest of the Quilox boss.

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He, however, noted that though no individual is bigger than the law, he assured that the lawmaker will be released

Sega quoted Alabi’s tweet and wrote:

“This is being looked into Distinguished. The CP of @PoliceNG_lagos and Distinguished DSP @ElkanaBala are forever commended on the restraint exercised on the traffic obstruction matter of customers of Quilox that could have been managed better by the Honorable @ShinaPeller & the officers of Panti Police station.

“All parties, however, have been reached to ensure this is sorted amicably with civility. Traffic management remains top priority of @followlasg and @followlastma who’s been pushed beyond their threshold with the parking nuisance of the customers of that club.

“No individual is bigger than the law in any state and orientation will continue to be given to citizens across classes on the independence of the new face of policing in Nigeria. The honorable will be released & he will spend the holiday at home.

“In as much as we @SIAF_NG maintains that every citizen must be accorded with their constitutionally backed dignity, lawmakers MUST never allow themselves to be perceived as lawbreakers with their engagement of thugs while prosecuting civil matters. Traffic offenses are bailable.

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“Police officers are humans beings too and must be treated with some modicum of respect even when they seem to have acted out of order in carrying out their duties. Citizens are implored to obey the laws to ease the management of the conduct of erring police officers.

“Even Mr Governor – @jidesanwoolu was made to trek and control traffic this morning because of the Quilox blockade on the road. Necessary action would need to be taken to ensure this doesn’t repeat itself in that corridor. The free flow of traffic must never be impeded!”


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