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Fashola ‘personally’ arrests colonel, sergent on BRT lane

Yes oh…no one is indeed above the law! 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. (Good for them)

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” (he was probably shaking like a jelly fish too)

The Governor said: “Why, as a senior military officer, would you choose to break the law instead of preserving it?” He described the incident 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.
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.” Gbam! Fashola is working, Lagos is changing for the better…

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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