The Lagos state police command have ordered the arrest of all the persons involved in the sharing of petrol kegs as a souvenirs at an installation party.
This is coming some hours after the Lagos state government sealed the venue where the party took place.
The Erelu Okin of Kemta Kingdom, Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu is the organizer of the party.
She has since apologized following the backlash from Nigerians over the viral video where kegs of petrol with stickers “Erelu Okin Foundation Installation Party” were shared at the ceremony.
The party took place in the Oniru area of the state.
DAILY GIST reports that the kegs of petrol were seen handed to guests at the installation of Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu as the Erelu Okin of Orile Kemta at the Havillah Event Place, Oniru, in Lagos.
A statement by the police spokesman in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, reads in part, “It’s regrettable that in spite 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.
“Still concerned about the safety, and protection of lives and properties of citizens, the Lagos State Police Command once again appeals to citizens to avoid this kind of condemnable act in the name of generosity.
“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, has in addition, ordered the arrest of all persons involved in this regrettable and reprehensible act.”