Nairabet owner accuses police of demanding bribe & wrongly arresting lawmaker

12/25/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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Lagos lawmaker, Akin Alabi, recently revealed that a bribe of N100,000 was demanded by the police before they release the impounded cars to owners. He also questions the arrest of a lawmaker and Quilox club's owner on Twitter. Read his posts here!

The Quilox shutdown saga is unarguably one of the hottest news in Nigeria right now, most especially on social media. This was prior to the arrest of the owner of the club, Shina Peller, who is also a lawmaker in Lagos State.

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Akin Alabi has been very supportive to his fellow lawmaker since the inception of the Quilox saga

Just recently, a co-lawmaker, Akin Alabi, who is also the owner of Nairabet, a popular betting site in Nigeria, made it known that a sum of ₦100,000 was demanded by the police before they could release the impounded cars to their rightful owners.

Akin Alabi said:

“First of all, the cars of the customers were towed and seized for violating traffic,” Akin Alabi, who represents Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency said on Twitter.
“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.”

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The popular Quilox club in Lagos was recently sealed off by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency for noise pollution

Bala Elkana, who happens to be the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command informed the Guardian news outlet on Monday that these vehicles were towed from being responsible for severe traffic prior to the 36-hour non-stop hosted event at the Quilox club. Aside the car, the owner, Shina Abiola Peller, was also arrested. The club has since been sealed from activity due to noise pollution by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency.

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Quilox's owner and a lawmaker, Shina Peller was arrested for allegedly invading Maroko police station with thugs

Lagos Police spokesperson also accused the club owner of leading 50 thugs to the Maroko Police Station, where they kept the towed cars.

He said:

“This Honorable now mobilised over 50 thugs to attack Maroko police station to remove the cars,” Bala said

“We have to send reinforcement and then he was arrested with five other thugs while others flee,” he said, adding the Peller is being “investigated”.

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First Tweets of Akin Alabi about the event

Akin Alabi debunked the allegation levied by the police against the arrested club owner. According to him, the Commissioner for Police in Lagos State might be behind the sudden arrest of the club owner, who is also a co-lawmaker.

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Many others express disapproval of Akin Alabi's tweet

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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