Lagos Socialite Gets 27month Prison Sentence For Petrol Souvenir

A Lagos Mobile Court sitting at the premises of State Task Office in Oshodi has sentenced a socialite, Ms. Ogbulu Chindinma Pearl to 27-month imprisonment over distribution of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) as souvenir.

Chief Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare held that the prosecution had successfully proven the charge against the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt and thereby convicted and sentenced her accordingly.

The defendant was earlier arraigned on the 14th of March, 2022 for the offence of distributing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) as souvenir during her installation party on the 5th of March, 2022 at Havillah Event Centre, Lagos.

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The offences was said to 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 judgment, Magistrate Ogundare sentenced the convict to three months imprisonment on the first count with an option of fifteen thousand naira.

The court sentence her to one year imprisonment each on count 2 and 3 with an option of fine of five hundred thousand naira each.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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