Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu, the Erelu Okin of Orile Kemta, whose Lagos party saw the petrol incident, has spoken out about the scandal.
At the event, kegs of gasoline with ‘Erelu Okin Foundation Installation Party’ labels were distributed.
The film sparked outrage, which drew the attention of authorities. Many people protested that the risks and difficulties of Nigerians suffering from gasoline scarcity were being overlooked.
Malaika, a popular Fuji musician, performed at the high-profile occasion, which was attended by numerous socialites.
Ogbolu apologized for the “momentary indiscretion of carrying gasoline into the hall” in an Instagram post.
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The Erelu explained that the intention was to show appreciation to guests “for turning up at my event at these hard times”.
“I have paused to reflect and truly apologise and I thank you all for your understanding and criticisms”, she wrote.
On Saturday, the Lagos government sealed Havilah Events Centre in Oniru for contravening public safety rules.
A joint team of the Lagos Safety Commission and the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) carried out the operation.
Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has ordered the arrest of all culprits involved.
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