The police have arraigned eight men, including four teenagers, before an Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly vandalising 48 BRT buses during a protest. The cost of repairs of the vandalised vehicles was estimated at N139m. The PUNCH had reported that a 22-year-old hawker, John Nnamdi, had been crushed to death at the Maryland end of the Ikorodu Road on June 29.
The Ebonyi State indigene was said to be fleeing from officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline, the enforcement agency of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, who were conducting a raid in the area. A mob was alleged to have blocked the road and vandalised all BRT vehicles passing the road after the KAI officials fled the scene of the incident. The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had decried the incident and ordered a ban on street trading. Read more