The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Thursday arrested a gospel preacher and some other passengers for boarding its Lagos/Ogun bound passenger train without tickets. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who was aboard the train reports that the preacher was arrested with others at Agbado Train Station in Ogun state.
The preacher, a light complexioned man and others were arrested by the taskforce assigned to ensure law and order and arrest passengers and preachers in the train who did not have tickets. NAN reports that the preacher, who joins the train at Itoki, also in Ogun, always stayed in the first coach where he preached loudly, a development the passengers said was disturbing. Passengers in the train had in the past lodged complaints to the management of the corporation against the man whom they accused of disturbing them with his preaching.