Police Seal Off Events Center, Go After Organizers of Party Where Petrol Was Distributed as Souvenir

Police Seal Off Events Center, Go After Organizers of Party Where Petrol Was Distributed as Souvenir

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Police Seal Off Events Center, Go After Organizers of Party Where Petrol Was Distributed as Souvenir

The Lagos State Police Command has described the presentation of kegs of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) as souvenir at a party held at Havillah Events Centre, Oniru, as absurd and condemnable, and has sealed off the Events Center.

 


Aside that, the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has ordered the arrest of the organizers of the party, identified as Erelu Okin.

 

The Command, through its spokesman (PPRO), CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, expressed regrets that, “inspite of series of warnings and sensitisations carried out by the police and other relevant government agencies, some individuals could be handling such combustible substance in a public place, in total disregard to safety of lives and properties”.

His words: “Although the event centre where the distribution of the souvenirs took place has been located and subsequently sealed, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc, has, in addition, ordered the arrest of all persons involved in this regrettable and reprehensible act”.

In the video monitored by our correspondent, the guests were seen asking for their own gift including a popular fuji musician, Sulaimon Alao popularly called Ks1 Malaika, who also received his share of the item handed over to guest as a souvenir.

 

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According to the government, the event owners and party organisers’ actions were against the state safety guidelines and everyone responsible for the actions would be prosecuted as stipulated in the laws.

 

In a statement released on Saturday, the Commissioner, Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, described the act as a reprehensible action and stressed that everyone involved would be made to account for it.

The statement read: “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to a video showing kegs of petrol being handed out as souvenirs at an Event Centre in Lagos. The video has gone viral on social media.

 

“There is no doubt that this action is dangerous and can lead to loss of lives and property. It is blatantly against all safety measures in such places.

 

“The Lagos State Government, through the Safety Commission, is investigating this matter and will ensure that all parties to this reprehensible action are made to account for it.

 

“The safety of lives and property of Lagosians and visitors remains a top priority to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. We, therefore, advise that actions that can lead to loss of lives and property be avoided”.

Source: The Guild

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