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Court sentences noble Erelu to 2 years in prison for sharing petrol as gift

A Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi has sentenced socialite Chidinma Ogbolu to two years in prison for sharing petrol as a souvenir during a party.

Chief Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare convicted and sentenced the socialite following her guilty plea on Thursday and was evidence by the prosecution.

Mr Ogundare held that prosecution proved its case against the socialite beyond any reasonable doubt, says a statement from Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Friday.

The socialite was first arraigned on March 14 for distributing petrol as a souvenir during her installation party on March 5, at the Havillah Event Centre in Lagos state.

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She pleaded not guilty then but changed her plea to guilty on Thursday when the case came up for hearing.

Mr Ogundare sentenced the socialite to three months imprisonment or fine N15, 000 fine on count one of the three-count charge, and one-year imprisonment or N500,000 fine on the second count.

The chief magistrate sentenced the socialite to one-year imprisonment or an N500,000 fine on the third count.

The socialite was said to have violated Section 251(1), 168 (1), 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015, and Section 195 (2)(b) of the Environmental Management Protection Law of the state, 2017.

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