They are to pay the N25,000 fine stipulated for their offence

Business24

The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, fined Col. Kayode Yusuf and Staff Sergeant Aliu Adeomi N25,000 for violating the Lagos State Bus Route Transport law on July17.

Maj.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division,  gave the order while overseeing the court martial against 13 army personnel.

According to him, no military personnel is above the law of the land.

?Col. Kayode Yusuf  and Staff Sergeant Aliu Adeomi, caught by Gov. Babatunde Fashola on July 17 for taking BRT lane, will pay the N25,000 fine stipulated by the Lagos Traffic Law,” Minimah said.

Yusuf and Adeomi were brought before a court martial along with 11 others charged with offences ranging from murder to financial misappropriation.

The two army personnel were apprehended Fashola, while driving on the BRT lane in their Army Green Peugeot 406 with registration number BO1150NA.

Minimah said their action contravened  state traffic law, and regardless of their apology to the governor, they would pay the N25,000 fine.

According to him, the fine would serve as a deterrent to others. He urged other soldiers to obey the laws of  the state, including taking the BRT lane.

He further said that the law was meant for Lagos residents, adding that the military should help in enforcing the law.

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