The Lagos State Government has vowed to take necessary action against Arise TV presenter, Rufai Oseni for driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
Naija News reports that Rufai in a series of posts shared on Twitter, on Monday, 1st August 2022, alleged that a police officer pointed a gun at him while trying to enforce a traffic infraction.
According to the media personality, he had offered to pay for the traffic infraction but the police officers forcefully collected his keys.
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. I think the police needs training and retraining.
“I offered to pay for the traffic infraction but the police was hell bent on forcefully collecting my keys and pointing a gun at me.I saw three other cars drive by the BRT lane and they were not stopped.I am at sea!Why point a gun at me and forcefully collect my key.I am shocked.”
Reacting to the tweet, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile described the broadcast journalist as a lawbreaker saying he would face the necessary penalties.
He wrote: “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.”
However, Rufai refutes the claim of being a lawbreaker stating that other vehicles used the lane and would not have used the lane if he had not seen other drivers.
He said: “I am not a lawmaker I saw cars pass through the Supposed BRT lane and they were not stopped all of a sudden I was stopped and told I used the bus lane.If I didn’t see other cars I will not go through,plus I want conversant if the road.infact after I was stopped three cars also.”