Arise TV presenter, Rufai Oseni may face trial for driving on BRT lane

The scene of the incident 

CITIZENS COMPASS– A presenter with Arise Television, Rufai Oseni, may face prosecution for driving against Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), in Lagos State.

The presenter admitted that he drove on the Bus Rapid Transition (BRT) lane on Monday, 1 August, 2022.

Rufai on his Twitter account, explained that he did so because other vehicles passed and were not stopped.

According to him, a policeman pointed a gun at him, took his keys, and drove the car off, “because he wanted to enforce a traffic infraction”.

The tweet drew reactions as users labelled him a lawbreaker.

But the government critic swiftly rejected the tag.

“I am not a lawbreaker, I saw cars pass through the supposed BRT lane and they were not stopped.

“If I didn’t see other cars I would not go through, plus I wasn’t conversant with the road. I will never deliberately break the law.”

Rufai added that he offered to pay for the traffic infraction but the police insisted on collecting his keys.

In his tweets, the Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, faulted the media practitioner.

“Rufai, let’s not do this. You admitted to me that you passed a BRT lane. It’s against the law.

“Your claim that google maps took you there is not tenable. You disobeyed and resisted the officers.

“We’ll sanction the officer who misused firearm if proven”, the spokesman assured.

In a video evidence, Oseni was seeing in a piece of suit, calling bluff the security operatives while bragging that he will call the governor, “I will call the governor, I will call the governor, I will call the governor. Nonsense, “he boasted.

In a tweet, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile said the pundit will be prosecuted.

Thank you Rufai, while the @PoliceNG deal with the police officer in their own way, we’d ensure that necessary action is taken against you for driving on BRT lane as you’ve admitted to the police.

“You’re a lawbreaker and you should face the necessary penalties”, the media aide added.


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