Laide Bakare drove on BRT lane — Lagos police

Laide Bakare

Spokesman of Lagos State Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin has said that actress Laide Bakare violated traffic law hence she was fined.

Hundeyin stated this on X on Sunday in reaction to the actress’s outburst on Instagram about her ordeal with the police.

Bakare had lashed out at the police for entering her car and driving away with her 14-year-old daughter to an unknown destination.

According to her, the incident took place on Saturday along Ikorodu Expressway after the police accused her of driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lane.

She said, “For the first time, I experienced the brutal way Nigerians are being treated along that axis.

“I can’t imagine how someone with a brain and sanity will enter someone’s car and drive it away with a minor in it.

“My daughter was left terrified over the incident, a lot of things are happening in this country that needs to be attended to.

“The police only target big cars and vulnerable people to exploit and rob. Just because they needed our ATM card to take out N70,000.”

In reaction, Hundeyin wrote: “You were stopped for contravening traffic laws by driving on the BRT lane.

“You chose to create a scene. You chose to remain out of your vehicle when it was being taken to Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) office.

“The officers were not going to succumb to your gimmick to hold them down at that spot.

“You rightly paid the correct fine for your offence – N70,000 – into government coffers. You left with the receipt and your vehicle. Not a finger was laid on you.”