Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane

Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane

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The Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday arrested a Military Col. Ki Yusuf and Staff Sergent, A J Adeomi for driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane.

The soldiers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in Central Lagos. Col. Yusuf was driving in an army green Peugeot 406 with registration number BO1 – 150 NA. Staff Sergeant Adeomi drove in a black Toyota Camry.

As Mr Fashola moved towards the oncoming vehicle, Col. Yusuf came down from his car, saluted severally and began muttering: “I am sorry; very, very sorry”

The Governor said: “Why, as a senior military officer, would you choose to break the law instead of preserving it?”

A huge crowd of spectators gathered to watch the scene.

Fielding questions from reporters after the incident, the governor described as “very unfortunate” the fact that those who ought to stand in defence of the democratic values of the nation are the ones violating the law.

He, however, added: “But it signifies my commitment and the commitment of the Lagos State Government that all those who will not comply with our laws should leave our state. We will not back down.

“There is a zero tolerance for lawlessness. There is zero tolerance for breach of our regulations and we are going to do more of this. We are going to take control of our traffic. We cannot build our way out of traffic congestion; our responsibility is to manage traffic and manage congestion”.

Insisting that people must behave well, Mr Fashola said: “I don’t use the BRT lane; I sit down in traffic and I expect everyone who wants to drive his car to do the same. The alternative is to use the bus.

“The bus is for those who cannot afford to buy cars. They have the right also to use the road and we cannot encroach on that lane which we have reserved for them. This is democratisation of the road and I will defend it.”



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Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Otito posted on 07-18-2012, 08:17:49 AM
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Meanwhile Otito, why the sensational headline? It does not appear Fashola \"arrested\" anybody...haba!


Just as reported by Punch
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The Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday arrested a Military Col. Ki Yusuf and Staff Sergent, A J Adeomi for driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane.

The soldiers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in Central Lagos. Col. Yusuf was driving in an army green Peugeot 406 with registration number BO1 – 150 NA. Staff Sergeant Adeomi drove in a black Toyota Camry.

As Mr Fashola moved towards the oncoming vehicle, Col. Yusuf came down from his car, saluted severally and began muttering: “I am sorry; very, very sorry”

The Governor said: “Why, as a senior military officer, would you choose to break the law instead of preserving it?”

A huge crowd of spectators gathered to watch the scene.

Fielding questions from reporters after the incident, the governor described as “very unfortunate” the fact that those who ought to stand in defence of the democratic values of the nation are the ones violating the law.

He, however, added: “But it signifies my commitment and the commitment of the Lagos State Government that all those who will not comply with our laws should leave our state. We will not back down.

“There is a zero tolerance for lawlessness. There is zero tolerance for breach of our regulations and we are going to do more of this. We are going to take control of our traffic. We cannot build our way out of traffic congestion; our responsibility is to manage traffic and manage congestion”.

Insisting that people must behave well, Mr Fashola said: “I don’t use the BRT lane; I sit down in traffic and I expect everyone who wants to drive his car to do the same. The alternative is to use the bus.

“The bus is for those who cannot afford to buy cars. They have the right also to use the road and we cannot encroach on that lane which we have reserved for them. This is democratisation of the road and I will defend it.”



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Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Auspicious posted on 07-18-2012, 08:26:56 AM
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Serves the Colonel right; bloody military goon.

Good on you o'jare, Tunde omo Fashola!

Where Lagos leads, others follow.
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Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Big-K posted on 07-18-2012, 08:27:18 AM
News of the month so far. Way to go Gov. Fashola. Way to go...
Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Denker posted on 07-18-2012, 08:41:15 AM
..until mallam fashola arrest mallam Big-K for allowing 2 well known islamic terrorists(superego + aliyu tilde) invading our village, nvs..i no go take him serious...
Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Olamide posted on 07-18-2012, 08:45:58 AM
Glorious day for Nigeria.
Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Superego posted on 07-18-2012, 08:50:26 AM
Fashola for president!!! Now! No waiting on demoncrazy games.
Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Big-K posted on 07-18-2012, 08:59:46 AM
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..until mallam fashola arrest mallam Big-K for allowing 2 well known islamic terrorists(superego + aliyu tilde) invading our village, nvs..i no go take him serious...

Fashola understands my own Mousetrap style
Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Nijalaw posted on 07-18-2012, 09:04:48 AM
This is commendable but can this really stop other uniformed goons from doing same as these guys are serial maniacal law breakers.
They were only reported to their superiors & we can't say whether it will be taken seriously.
They break the BRT lane laws because LASTMA is afraid of accosting them.
Re: Fashola arrests colonel, sergeant on BRT lane
Anonimi posted on 07-18-2012, 09:13:31 AM
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Lord have mercy!!! I wonder if villagers understand how monumental this apparently small incident is in the larger context of Nigeria...


One cannot over-emphasise the need for us ALL to comply with established laws of our society, whether small or monumental. That is the way we can avoid anarchy of varying degrees in the society.

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WAY TO GO GOV. RAJI FASHOLA!!!!! This is how the military need to understand how to operate within a democracy...


Definitely a great step in the right direction for us as a group of people who care about having a functional & orderly society beyond individual bigmanism.
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