Extortion: 14 LASTMA officials to face disciplinary panel

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Lagos, Oct. 23, 2023 – The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said 14 of its officials who were allegedly caught extorting money from motorists at different locations would face a disciplinary panel.

Adebayo Taofiq, LASTMA Spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, the 14 male officials include 11 officials on the senior cadre and three junior officials.

Taofiq quoted the agency’s General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, as saying that the cases against them had been investigated and that the next phase was for them to face the panel.

He added that the agency would continue to mete out severe punishment on officers who acted contrary to the law so as to get rid of the individuals tarnishing the agency’s reputation.

“According to Mr Oreagba, the 14 male officers (11 seniors and three juniors) were caught at different locations across the state extorting money (bribes) from motorists.

 “He said the agency would continue to mete out stiff and severe punishment on officers and men in its efforts to weed the agency of a few bad elements tarnishing its image.

 “We thereby call on residents, especially the motoring public, to support us by promptly reporting any errant officers at the nearest LASTMA offices or use any of the agency’s complaints hotlines with proof of evidence.” (GBN)

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