Railway official arrested for alleged ticket racketeering in Ebute-Meta 

CITIZENS COMPASS —An official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation  (NRC) was arrested on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at the Ebute-Metta Train Station for alleged ticket racketeering.

The accused who’s still unnamed was taken by security officials after stranded passengers protested over alleged racketeering of tickets by the officials.

In a video shared by TVC on its official X (formerly known as Twitter) page, security officers who appeared to be Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) operatives, were seen shoving the yet-to-be-identified official into a room where he was detained.

This alleged action by the NRC official comes despite an initiative by President Tinubu’s administration that made train services free from December 21, 2023, to January 4, 2024.

Recounting her experience, an eyewitness told TVC that the NRC official informed them that some personnel were offering to sell a standard class ticket to her for N3,000, instead of N3,600.

She said: “When we arrived here, the guy said we can book a ticket from him online, that he is going to sell it for us N3,000 — instead of N3,600 — that there is no available ticket now.”


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