House of Representatives member, Shina Peller is a chief again. The Chairman of Aquila group of companies along side his wife were conferred with Chieftaincy titles in Epe, Lagos State this weekend.
Shina shared photos from the event and wrote: “It was a memorable event yesterday in Epe as His Royal Majesty, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, Arolugbade Elepe II (Olaja of Epe land) honoured me and my lovely wife with chieftaincy titles of Akinrogun of Epe land and Yeye Akinrogun of Epe land respectively.
”The conferment of the chieftaincy titles was part of the activities to mark the 20th coronation anniversary of His Royal Majesty as the Oba Oloja of Epe land.”
Shina Peller, lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa and Kajola federal constituency at the house of representatives, says Nigeria needs to understand the importance of community policing in tackling insecurity effectively.
The legislator disclosed this while reacting to the controversies trailing the newly launched south-west security outfit codenamed: “Amotekun”. N.Rs learnt
Governors of the south-west states had said the group was established to tackle the rising cases of criminality in the region.
According to Peller, the country would make meaningful progress in its fight against insecurity if local security outfits are empowered to complement mainstream security establishments.
“I have always been a supporter of community policing and I am also even working presently on a bill that I would like to sponsor on setting up some sorts of wards security cadres system because I understand the importance of information gathering in any investigation,” he said.
“And I believe that the main obligation of Amotekun is to gather information, to provide first hand information, to the mainstream security system in a situation where there is a security challenge. Lets use a simple and layman’s idea of a security system in a place: your home. I don’t believe that there is anybody that knows the security of your house more than you.
“Even if they bring a soldier or police to come and guard your house. As the owner of the house who has been living there, if an armed criminal is coming into your house, you know how to handle it because it is your terrain.
“That is one thing we need to understand in this country. To understand the importance of having our local indigenous security system equipped enough to be able to provide first hand information for the mainstream security system whenever there is an important security issue.”
The establishment of the outfit has been generating ripples across the country with many calling for its ban.
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had earlier described the outfit as illegal, claiming the state governors had no constitutional powers to float such agency.
Shina Peller’s nightclub, Club Quilox has been reopened by the Lagos State government days after he was arrested and detained for allegedly mobilising thugs to invade a police station after the vehicles of some of his club’s customers were towed for obstructing the free flow of traffic in Lagos state.
In a statement released on Saturday December 28, the General Manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) Dr Dolapo Fasawe said the club owned by the House of Representatives member was reopened after its management got committed to carrying out its activities without obstructing the flow of traffic on Ozumba Mbadiwe and other adjoining streets.
Fasawe disclosed that the club’s management who promised to ensure its clients’ vehicles were properly parked in designated areas, has also demonstrated firm commitment to ensure that sound emanating from musical events hosted within its facility does not exceed the recommended limits set by the state.
”We are reopening the club for operation as it has fulfilled our conditions and complied with the extant law guiding its operations.
”The club was sanctioned and fined for environmental nuisances and we ensure total compliance before reopening.”
House of Representatives member and owner of popular Lagos nightclub Quilox, Shina Peller has addressed his arrest shortly after being granted bail by the Lagos State Police Command.
The lawmaker who was arrested and detained for allegedly mobilising thugs to invade a police station after the vehicles of some of his club’s customers were towed for obstructing the free flow of traffic in Lagos state, thanked everyone for the outpour of love and support.
Shina Peller also disclosed that he is fine and in good spirit as all issues are now being addressed at the appropriate level. He also disclosed that he is heading to Iseyin in Oyo State to spend Christmas with his constituents.
He wrote on Instagram;
Hello my people, I want to thank everyone for the outpour of love and support over the events that occurred yesterday. I am fine and in good spirits.
Currently heading to iseyin to spend xmas with my constituents.
All issues are being addressed at the appropriate level and I will release a formal statement in due course..
House of Resp member, Akin Alabi has spoken on the arrest of his colleague, Shina Peller who also doubles as the owner of Quilox Night Club.
According Akin Alabi, ‘so founder of Quilox and House of Representatives member, Shina Peller went to bail his customers that were illegally arrested, then the Police at Maroko police station detained him as well. Police brutality knows no status’.
He went on to say, ‘we are on our way to Panti. First of all, the cars of the customers were towed and seized for violating traffic. FINE. 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.
You arrest those parked on the road. Someone goes to bail the people arrested. You arrest the person to. That summarizes why Shina Peller was arrested’.