BRT Violation: Police Prosecute Popular Arise TV Presenter, As Court Issues Final Verdict

BRT Violation: Police Prosecute Popular Arise TV Presenter, As Court Issues Final Verdict

  • Popular Arise Television presenter, Rufai Oseni has been prosecuted by the Lagos state mobile court
  • His prosecution was coming after he was reportedly accused of violating the BRT lane regulation in the state
  • Rufai who is a presenter of the popular breakfast program 'The Morning Show' on Arise TV was slammed with a N70,000 fine by the mobile court

Lagos - The Lagos mobile court has found Rufai Oseni, an Arise TV presenter guilty of violating traffic laws, The Nation newspaper reported.

The popular TV presenter was apprehended by the Lagos state police operatives on Tuesday, August 2 after he was accused of using a BRT lane instead of the regular lane for other vehicles.

BRT, Rufai Oseni
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin gave updates of the courts verdicts over Mr Rufai Oseni's court BRT violation case. Photo: @BenHundeyin
Source: Twitter had earlier reported that there was a face-off between an Arise TV journalist and some police officers.

Read also

Armed gunmen abduct influential lawmaker in southeast state

The journalist was captured on video telling the police officers that he would call the governor of Lagos state on them after he was caught violating the BRT law in the state.

PAY ATTENTION: Subscribe to Digital Talk newsletter to receive must-know business stories and succeed BIG!

Oseni Rufai in a series of tweets said he offered to pay a fine for the BRT infraction as he noted that he would never deliberately break the law.

Lagos state fines Oseni N70k

As reported by the Nigerian Tribune, Mr. Oseni was fined N70,000 as a violation fee.

This development was made known by the Lagos state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin.

He said:

“Mr Rufai Oseni was in court earlier today. He was found guilty of contravening Lagos State Transport Law (2018). He was subsequently fined Seventy Thousand Naira Only. He made the payment, after which his vehicle was released to him.”

Read also

Daring gunmen attack, injure Police AIG, kill orderly

Terrorism: Lagos police assures residents of guaranteed safety

The Lagos State Police Command has assured its residents of guaranteed safety amid the growing rate of terrorist attacks in the country.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin made this known via a statement issued recently.

According to Hundeyin, the police are working with other security agencies to protect lives and property in the state.

Insecurity: Nigeria is safe for investment, Lai Mohammed highlights major reasons

Nigeria had been described as a safe environment for all forms of investment despite the growing killings, kidnappings, and activities of Boko Haram terrorists.

The description of the security situation in the country was given by the minister of information, culture, and tourism, Lai Mohammed.

According to Lai Mohammed, oppositions across Nigeria are only giving wrong narratives to de-market the nation.


Online view pixel