Popular Arise TV presenter, Rufai Oseni, who flouted the Lagos State traffic law has apologised for his behaviour during the Bus lane incident with security operatives.
Rufai made the apology on National TV where he read the words he had written himself. Hi apology was directed at his friends, colleagues and all who were involved in the infraction.
On Monday, 1st August 2022, the presenter broke the traffic law by taking the BRT lane and lashed out at officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who impounded his vehicle.
Rufai known for his spirited approach during Arise TV’s flagship programme, The Morning Show, has been the subject of social media discourse since he posted on his Twitter account about the incident.
After posting the incident on social media, the spirited TV personality trended between Monday and Tuesday. In a video of the altercation, he was heard saying “I will call the governor” and insisted he had to right to do so.
The presenter received a lot of backlash with some people saying he wanted to use his access to the governor to intimidate the police officers
“… I have a right to say that. The only part I apologize for was when I use expletives ‘…bastards’ I apologize for that. But I will call the governor. I have every right to say that.”
He stated that the circulating video did not capture where his car was “forcefully” taken away from him by the police.
He also added that before he made a “settlement” with the police, they pointed a gun at him and forcefully took his vehicle. He received a lot of backlash with some people saying he wanted to use his access to the governor to intimidate the police officers.
“And I kept on asking where are they taking my car to? None of them talked ,”Rufai said.
The TV presenter appeared on Tuesday in Lagos mobile court which found him guilty of driving on the BRT lane. He was slapped with a fine of N70,000 then he went on national TV to apologize to the public for his behavior during the incident .
Story: Ralia Adama