CEM REPORT, TRANSPORTATION | Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been summoned before a seven-man investigative panel to answer on extortion allegations.
According to the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, who disclosed this over the weekend, all evidence would be thoroughly scrutinised by the panel and any official found culpable would be made to face the consequences.
“We have set up a seven-man investigation panel to thoroughly look into those alleged extortions levied against some of our officials and I assure the public that the outcome of the panel would be made public, particularly by the newspaper.
“We have it on record that some of our officials have been found wanting for official misconduct or unethical behaviour and they are currently facing a disciplinary panel as the management would not condone any act of indiscipline from any official.”
Oreagba encouraged members of the public to always come forward with complaints with evidence via the Agency’s ‘Complaint hotlines’, (08100565860/08174722227/08129928597).
The agency’s attention was drawn to a publication in a national newspaper with the caption: ‘Anger as LASTMA officials clamp down on motorists with trumped-up charges’, dated November 18, 2022.
The publications alleged that three officials of the Agency collected N13.000, N15.000 and N20.000 respectively from different commercial bus drivers in Lagos.