Broadcaster Pays ₦70,000 Fine For Driving On BRT Lane, Seized Car Released To Him, Apologises On TV
Court fines TV broadcaster Rufai Oseni ₦70,000 for driving on dedicated BRT lane in Lagos.
His vehicle seized by the police has been released to him after paying the fine.
Oseni has now apologized to all parties involved in his traffic infraction case.
A court in Lagos has fined Popular TV broadcaster with Arise TV, Rufai Oseni, Seventy Thousand Naira (₦70,000), after being found guilty of contravening Lagos State Transport Law (2018).
The update was revealed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a tweet on Tuesday. The police spokesperson further revealed that Rufai has paid his fine and his seized car released to him.
“UPDATE: 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.”
The Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile, had in a tweet on Monday promised to ensure that necessary action is taken against Rufai for driving on BRT lane as he has admitted his offence to the police.
“You’re a lawbreaker and you should face the necessary penalties.”
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Oseni first claimed in a tweet on Monday that a policeman pointed a gun at him for driving on a dedicated bus lane.
While appearing on ‘The Morning Show’, which he co-hosted on Wednesday, Oseni apologized to all parties involved in his traffic infraction case, adding that he has learnt his lessons.
He said :
“As many of you know, in the last two days, I have been in the news for the wrong reasons. This has resulted in needless distraction for my friends, family, members of the public, and for all my colleagues here on Arise News Channel.
“I would therefore like to apologise to all parties over what transpired during the incident with the police when I was stopped for driving on a bus lane. I cannot and dare not lay claims to knowing it all.
“Lessons have been learnt from this entire episode, and this has been a most humbling experience for me.
“I would also like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to all those who have reached out to me in the last two days for their guidance and counseling.
“Thank you, everyone. God bless you all and please let’s continue to strive to make our country a better place for all of us.”
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