The management of LAGBUS Asset Management Limited has distanced itself from a bus that was robbed by some hoodlums in the toll gate end of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway penultimate Sunday.
It said the bus belonged to the National Union of Road Transport Workers and had once operated under the defunct Bus Rapid Transit scheme in the state.
It was, however, gathered that the corridor is being managed by LAGBUS.
Our correspondent had reported that hoodlums numbering about 30 had flagged down the bus under false pretences of boarding it.
Immediately it stopped, they jumped in and started dispossessing the bus conductor and passengers of their valuables.
The police from the Alagbado Division were alerted to the incident and three suspects were arrested.
The LAGBUS Public Affairs Officer, Oluyemi Adesoye, had told our correspondent that she was not aware of the incident.
She added that the franchise company that owned the bus might have decided not to report the case to LAGBUS since the police had intervened.
However, in a statement dated October 23, 2017, and signed by Adesoye and the LAGBUS General Manager, ‘Seyi Osiyemi, the management denied ownership of the bus.
The statement read in part, “Contrary to the report, LAGBUS would like to state that the bus attacked by hoodlums was not a red bus, but a blue bus belonging to NURTW under the defunct 1st BRT Scheme. An official of NURTW, Mr. Waheed Oseni, confirmed the incident.
“According to Mr. Oseni, an official of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who was on board at the time of the incident, alerted the police at the Alagbado Police Division.”