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Reactions As Arise TV Presenter, Rufai Oseni Gets Fined Over BRT Lane Incident




Reactions As Arise TV Presenter, Rufai Oseni Fined N70,000 For Driving On BRT Lane

Reactions have trailed the punishment given to popular Television presenter, Rufai Oseni for committing a traffic offence in Lagos State.

Naija News reports that Oseni was arrested on Monday for driving on the BRT lane in Lagos, an offence punishable by law in the state.

In a series of tweets on Monday, the anchor, who admitted that he was arrested by the police for passing the BRT lane, accused police operatives of pointing guns at him.

The TV presenter also alleged that the security operatives forcefully seized his vehicle and threatened to harm him.

In a swift response, the state Government through Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, vowed to prosecute the presenter for contravening the traffic law.

Subsequently, the TV anchor appeared before a mobile Lagos court on Tuesday and was accused of contravening the Lagos State Transport Law of 2018.

In a tweet on Tuesday, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed that Oseni pleaded guilty to the crime.

The court found him guilty of driving on the BRT lane in contravention of the law and was fined the sum of N70,000. After he made the payment, his vehicle was released to him.

However, some Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their reactions to the development.

Below are some of the reactions.

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