Infopowerng reports that 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.
He said he offered to pay for the infraction but “the police was hell-bent on forcefully collecting my keys and pointing a gun at me.”
He tweeted: “A Nigerian police officer pointed a gun at me and forcefully took my keys and drove my car off, because he wanted to enforce a traffic infraction.”
Reacting to Oseni’s tweet, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile described the broadcast journalist as a lawbreaker saying he (Rufai) had already admitted his offence to the police.
He added that Rufai would face the necessary penalty.
Akosile tweeted: “Thank you Rufai, while the @PoliceNG deal with the police officer in their own way, we’d ensure that necessary action is taken against you for driving on BRT lane as you’ve admitted to the police. You’re a lawbreaker and you should face the necessary penalties”.
But Rufai in another tweet replied Akosile saying he did not deliberately break the law. He said he would not have passed the BRT lane if other drivers had not used the lane.
“I am not a lawbreaker I saw cars pass through the Supposed BRT lane and they were not stopped all of a sudden I was stopped and told I used the bus lane. If I didn’t see other cars I will not go through, plus I want conversant if the road. In fact, after I was stopped three cars also”, he tweeted.