Funke Busari, Lagos
The General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authourity, LASTMA, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, has assured of diligent investigation into an alleged extortion claim contained in a viral post on Facebook by a Lagos motorist accusing some LASTMA officials of extorting N11,300 from him at one of the zonal commands in Agege.
The agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olumide Filade through a statement on Wednesday, informed that LASTMA boss, Oduyoye assured the public 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.
Oduyoye advised the public to always come forward with their complaints with evidence against corrupt officials.
He however stressed 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.
The General Manager advised all road users across the State to obey the traffic regulations so as not to run foul of the Law.
He stated further that some violators are fond of offering traffic personnel bribes to avoid prosecution without realising that the law frowns on both the giver and the taker.