LASTMA Will Investigate Extortion Allegation, Says General Manager

… Cautions Motorists Against Offering Bribes To Traffic Officers

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  • LASTMA has said that the agency will investigate an alleged extortion claim by a motorist in the Agege area of the state.
  • LASTMA vowed that any officer found culpable would be made to face the consequences under the extant rule of the State Civil Service as specified.

The General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, has said that the agency will investigate an alleged extortion claim by a motorist in the Agege area of the state.

As gathered by EKO HOT BLOG, a Lagos motorist had on a Facebook post accused some  LASTMA officials of extorting N11,300 from him at one of the zonal commands in Agege, Lagos State.

Oduyoye has, however, given an assurance that the photographic evidence provided by the complainant will be scrutinised and any officer found culpable would be made to face the consequences under the extant rule of the State Civil Service as specified.

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While encouraging members of the public to always come forward with their complaints with evidence against corrupt officials, the General Manager pointed out that there are many LASTMA officers that are dedicated, conscientious and professional in carrying out their official functions as observed during the LASTMA CONNECT programme aired on Traffic Radio with many Lagosians acknowledging the good work of traffic-control personnel.

He, therefore, enjoined all road users in Lagos to obey the traffic regulations so as not to run foul of the Law, stressing that some violators are fond of offering traffic personnel bribes to avoid prosecution without realizing that the law frowns on both the giver and the taker.

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