Lagos state govt vows to punish Arise TV presenter, Rufai Oseni, for driving on BRT lane

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Lagos state govt vows to punish Arise TV presenter, Rufai Oseni, for driving on BRT lane

The Lagos State Government has vowed that necessary action would be taken against Rufai Oseni of Arise TV for driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

Rufai had earlier in a Twitter post on Monday, August 1, 2022, alleged that a police officer pointed a gun at him while trying to enforce a traffic infraction.

He said he offered to pay for the infraction but “the police was hell-bent on forcefully collecting my keys and pointing a gun at me.”

He tweeted: “A Nigerian police officer pointed a gun at me and forcefully took my keys and drove my car off, because he wanted to enforce a traffic infraction.”

Reacting to Oseni’s tweet, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile described the broadcast journalist as a lawbreaker saying he (Rufai) had already admitted his offence to the police.

He added that Rufai would face the necessary penalty.

But Rufai in another tweet replied Akosile saying he did not deliberately break the law. He said he would not have passed the BRT lane if other drivers had not used the lane.

Also reacting to Rufai’s tweet, Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin said the journalist violated traffic rules and resisted the officers.

He, however, added that the officer that pointed a gun at him would be sanctioned if Oseni’s claim is true.

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