Quilox nightclub owned by Shina Peller, a member of Lagos State government House of Representatives, has been sealed off by the Lagos State government.
This was disclosed in a post on Twitter by Jubril Gawat, the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media on Monday.
“The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (@LasepaInfo) has sealed popular Club Quilox, Victoria Island over Noise Pollution and Traffic Congestion,” the tweet read.
The club’s shut down comes just as the Lagos State Police Command has disclosed the reason for the arrest of the lawmaker.
Peller was arrested by police operatives on Monday at the Maroko Police Station.
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According to Bala Elkana, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Peller had mobilised thugs who invaded the police station and forcefully removed three vehicles that were towed away by law enforcement agents.
The statement noted that the federal lawmaker had been warned several times about the traffic congestion that occurs as a result of activities at the club, but failed to take any measures to mitigate against its reoccurrence.
The statement read: “The honourable is the owner of that club and his customers are fond of parking on the road and blocking the road. If you want to pass that place, you will have tough times.
“Up till 9am, the club was still on. They refused to remove their vehicles and Lagosians were seriously disturbed. Even Mr Governor was affected this morning. He had to manoeuvre his way through it.
“This man had been talked to many times, but he refused to listen. This morning, our patrol vehicles towed three vehicles out of that place so that people could pass.
“This honourable mobilised over 50 thugs to attack Maroko Police Station to move those vehicles out. We had to send reinforcement from neighbouring stations before they were able to curtail the situation. That was how he was arrested with five of the thugs, while others escaped. We had to exercise a lot of restraints.
“They have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, where they are being investigated.”