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How American Embassy Officials Pursued Peter Rufai & Bash His Car

Former Nigeria international goalkeeper, Peter Rufai has raised an alarm over his encounter with some security officials of the American Embassy in Lagos last week.

He said he was returning from a party by a family member in the early hours of Tuesday, October 24 in Surulere area of Lagos, when he drove past a stationary American Embassy armoured SUV.

The incident happened near Alaka bus stop in the city.

The moment I drove past them, they started pursuing me, from Alaka I went through under the stadium bridge through Adeniran Ogunsanya then to the Bode Thomas Police station where I stopped for my safety and to lay a complaint.

“As they were pursuing me, they kept bashing the side of my car, like what we see in the movies.

I became afraid of my life because I did not know who the occupants were.”

“I want them to be punished for them to know that what they did was wrong,” Rufai said.

According to police sources, the American Embassy officials accused Rufai of brushing them and when they flagged him down, he failed to stop.

“That resulted in the chase.” the source said.

The Public Relations Officer of the Bode Thomas Police Station, Olaride Famous Cole confirmed the incident to Vanguard saying, “there was a minor traffic matter involving Peter Rufai and officials of the Embassy but the DPO was ready to settle the two parties amicably."

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