Petrol as Souvenir: Prime Suspect arrested, arraigned for sharing petrol as souvenir in a party
The prime suspect who distributed kegs of petrol as souvenirs at a party held at Havilah Events Centre, Victoria Island on March 4, 2022, has now been arrested and subsequently arraigned.
According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Lagos State Police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the suspect, Chidinma Pearl Ogbulu, was arraigned
“on a four-count charge of conduct likely to cause a 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 containerizing petroleum product without a permit.”
Recall that earlier in March, a party was organized to celebrate the chieftaincy title the Ogulu was honored with by an Ogun state traditional ruler. During the event and because of fuel scarcity, kegs of petrol were distributed to guests at the venue.
”Following the viral video of the distribution of petrol as a 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,” the statement reads.
The venue of the party was consequently sealed by officials of the state government.
On Monday, March 14, Ogbulu was arraigned at the Special Offences (Mobile) Court of Lagos State in the Ikeja Magisterial District, Holden at Oshodi.
She was granted bail and the case adjourned to March 24, 2022.