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Train rooftop riders face N100,000 fine

By News Express on 13/11/2016

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Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), said the corporation would soon increase the fine of roof top riders to N100,000.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the fine was not meant to generate revenue but to discourage people from riding at the roof top of the train.

He said miscreants had formed the habit of riding on roof top of train and causing mayhem on innocent passengers, making train ride insecure.

He added that 36 persons were charged to court on Wednesday, Nov. 9, out of the 105 suspected roof top riders arrested recently.

The district manager said that the suspects were made to pay N25,000 fine which the NRC would later increase to N50,000 and N100,000 to deter them from such illegal act.

He added that “the fine is just a way to discourage people from riding at the roof top of the train.

“We have charged 36 out of over 100 suspects to court recently and the clampdown will continue.”

Oche explained that the hoodlums were arrested by a combined team of Railway Police, the Lagos State Police Command, the NRC Task Force and Man-O-War personnel.

According to him, the miscreants have constituted a nuisance to the corporation’s mass transit shuttle service in Lagos and Ogun states, causing harm and injuries to innocent passengers.

The manager said that the raids would continue and the corporation would increase its police posts and security personnel to ensure the safety of passengers and NRC personnel on the trains.

He added that the safety and security of passengers was paramount to the corporation.

Hoodlums caused mayhem at the Agege station on Nov. 1 and the development led to reprisal attacks from the people, which affected the operations of the corporation. (NAN)

•Photo shows passengers on train rooftop.

Source News Express

Posted 13/11/2016 9:04:10 PM

 

 

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