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Fuel Souvenir : Lagos socialite, Erelu Ogbulu bags jail term

A LAGOS Special Offences Mobile Court sitting at Oshodi, has sentences a Lagos socialite Erelu Ogbulu Pearl to three months imprisonment for distributing Premium Motor Spirit, PMS as souvenir at an event in Lagos.

Recall that the socialite distributed PMS as souvenir during her installation party on March 5, 2022 at Havillah Event Centre, Lagos.

She was earlier arraigned on March 14, 2022 for the offence which violates section 251(1), 168 (1), 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and Section 195 (2)(b) of the Environmental Management Protection Law of Lagos State 2017. 

Delivering the judgement, Chief Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare sentenced her to three months imprisonment or option of N15,000 fine on the first count of the charge.

The Magistrate also ordered the defendant to pay N1 Million fine on the second and third count of the charge or face two years imprisonment. 

The Magistrate held that the prosecution has successfully proven the charge against the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt and thereby convicted and sentenced her accordingly.

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