A commercial motorcyclist was on Wednesday crushed to death by a Bus Rapid Transit(BRT) bus at Cement Bus-Stop, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
The incident which snowballed into a fracas between commercial motorcyclist and BRT bus drivers was brought under control following the intervention of operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Police Command.
In a statement on the incident on Thursday, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said operatives successfully prevented a reprisal attack on 22 BRT buses and robbery of passengers caught during the fracas.
Adejobi stated: “ The Commissioner of Police (CP), had ordered the RRS Commander, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) to lead the enforcement team to the accident scene where he discovered that a commercial motorcyclist, who lost control while using the BRT corridor, was crushed to death by an oncoming BRT bus which resulted to attacks by some motorcyclists and miscreants on all BRT buses and passengers in the area.
“ The RRS enforcement team was able to restore order and escorted the 22 BRT buses safely back to Oshodi terminal. The Commissioner of Police decried the flagrant disobedience of traffic rules by Okada Riders and motorists in the state especially those plying the BRT corridors with impunity.
“ He emphasised that such is unacceptable. The Police boss however directed that the hoodlums that orchestrated the attacks on BRT buses and brouhaha at Cement area be apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law as the command will not tolerate any act of lawlessness in any part of the State.”