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Rufai Oseni Apologises On TV Over BRT Lane Incident [Video]




Rufai Oseni Apologises On TV Over BRT Lane Incident [Video]

Arise Television broadcaster, Rufai Oseni has tendered an apology for committing a traffic infraction in Lagos State.

Oseni had trended on social media on Monday after he was arrested for driving on the BRT lane in Lagos, an offence punishable by law in the state.

In a series of tweets, the TV presenter also claimed that policemen pointed guns at him for driving in the dedicated bus lane. Oseni also alleged that the security operatives forcefully seized his vehicle and threatened to harm him.

However, 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.

During an appearance on a programme he co-anchors on Wednesday, Oseni apologised for the incident which generated various reactions.

He stated that the BRT incident has resulted in a needless distraction for his friends, family and colleagues on Arise News Channel.

Oseni, however, revealed that he has learnt his lesson following the incident and the development has been a humbling experience for him.

Watch the video below.

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