Railway: Roof top riders to pay N100,000 fine


Published on November 13, 2016 by pmnews   ·   1 Comment

Rooftop riders now to pay N100,000 fine

Rooftop riders now to pay N100,000 fine

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 disclosed 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…

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