Ms Chidinma Ogbulu, nicknamed Erelu Okin, a socialite, has been charged with giving fuel as a souvenir during a ceremony before a Special Offences (Mobile) Court in the Oshodi region of Lagos State.
On March 5, 2022, at the Havillah Event Centre in Lagos, Ogbulu reportedly donated petrol while celebrating her chieftaincy title.
The state government shut down the centre after a video depicting kegs of petrol for guests at the celebration went viral on social media.
The socialite will also face charges, according to the police.
She was arraigned on Monday on four counts bordering on conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, endangering human lives by distributing combustible matter in a public gathering, intent to do harm to another and unlawfully carrying on the business of storage and containerising petroleum product without a permit.
According to the police, the offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 251(1), 168 (1) and 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, and Section 195 (2)(b) of the Environmental Management Protection Law of Lagos State 2017.
The trial date was set for March 24, after a 2 million bail with 3 sureties.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.