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korodu road crisis: Tribunal indicts Army over destruction of BRT buses


Ikorodu road. Image source georgeessien

Ikorodu road. Image source georgeessien

THE Tribunal of Inquiry set up to investigate the July 4, 2014 crisis on Ikorodu-road, on Monday submitted its report, which indicted men of the Nigerian Army.

The three-man Tribunal in its report, asked the Nigerian Army to publicly apologise to the state government and Lagos residents for the disturbance of public peace as well as destruction of public utilities, which was instigated by some of its officers.

But the Tribunal also found the management of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses culpable for abandoning the vehicle on the road, recommending a review of the agreement on the management of the buses.

It would be recalled that a military personnel allegedly riding his motorcycle on the BRT dedicated lane ran into a stationary BRT bus, and died in the accident, which occurred between Palmgroove and Onipanu area, on the Lagos-Ikorodu road.

In the wake of the accident, several buses on the BRT fleet were burnt by angry soldiers, with the action causing pandemonium on the ever busy Lagos-Ikorodu road.

Seven days after the accident, Governor Babatunde Fashola constituted a three-man Tribunal headed by Justice Ebenezer Adebajo to investigate, submit a report and make recommendations to avert future occurrence.

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