The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), disclosed to the newsmen that the operatives consisting of eleven seniors and three junior officers were caught at different locations collecting money (bribes) from road users especially ‘motorists’.
The affected officers whose cases have been investigated are set to face a disciplinary panel over extortions and high-handedness in line with the extant rules and regulations of the State.
The Director, of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, disclosed that the affected Officers will face the Personnel Management Board, (PMB) Discipline( Government Disciplinary Committee), and their cases will be treated in line with the Public Service Rules.
However, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of LASTMA maintained that the Agency would continue to eradicate the agency from a few bad elements tarnishing its image and ensure that any officers found wanting would receive stiff and severe punishment.
Mr. Bolaji 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.”
The General Manager also advised all Officers of the Agency to always discharge their duties diligently without fear but by the stipulated laws guiding the authority.
The manager commended LASTMA Officials for their dedication, dutifulness, diligence, and professionalism. Hence, he warned the motorists to desist from lobbying the officers with bribes to eschew being prosecuted.