The Lagos State Government has sworn to take necessary action against the Arise TV anchor, Rufai Oseni, for “driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).”
Rufai had earlier in a Twitter post on Monday, August 1, 2022, alleged that a police officer pointed a gun at him while trying to enforce a traffic infraction.
In his tweets, Rufai noted that he broke a traffic rule. He however added that he did not know that the lane was for BRT buses as he spotted other vehicles making use of the lane.
Also reacting to Rufai’s tweet, Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin said the journalist violated traffic rules and resisted the officers.
He, however, added that the officer that pointed a gun at him would be sanctioned if Oseni’s claim is true.
Hundeyin said, “Rufai, let’s not do this. You admitted to me that you passed a BRT lane. It’s against the law. Your claim that google maps took you it is not tenable. You disobeyed and resisted the officers. We’ll sanction the officer who misused firearm if proven”. The Lagos State Government has sworn to take necessary action against the Arise TV anchor, Rufai Oseni, for “driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).”
Arise TV is owned by Nduka Obaigbena, the publisher of ThisDay newspaper. It is believed that the TV station is critical of the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos.