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14 LASTMA officers to face panel for alleged extortion



The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) has dragged 14 personnel to a disciplinary panel over alleged extortions and high-handedness in the state.

The LASTMA General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba, who confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday by the agency’s Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, said the affected personnel comprised 11 senior and three junior officers who were caught at different locations across the state extorting money from motorists.

He added that the cases have been with the Personnel Management Board (PMB) where the officers would face disciplinary charges in line with the Public Service Rules.

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The General Manager stressed that LASTMA with the collaboration of the state government would continue to mete stiff and severe punishment on officers and men in an effort to weed the agency of a few bad elements tarnishing its image.

Oreagba said: “We thereby called 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.”

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