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Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Amarachi1990: 8:22pm On Jun 21, 2019
The Lagos State Government on Friday said it has sacked 34 officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, over cases of extortion and others in the last 18 months as two others are currently being investigated for allegedly extorting motorist in the state.

Speaking on the issue at Alausa on Friday, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, stated that the present administration was committed to giving adequate support to LASTMA officials towards reducing travel time within the state, but would not condone any government official terrorising the citizens.

“And that is why we are currently investigating two of our officers that allegedly harassed citizens who admitted driving against traffic. But the essence of LASTMA officers on the road was not to harass but to affirm the dictate of the road traffic law and be civil while enforcing it.

“The claim is that the two officers allegedly extorted money from the driver. A petition has been written to the state government by a law firm stating how it happened. The officers have been referred to the agency that has power to discipline them for investigation,” he said.

Hamzat said the LASTMA officers were currently before the State Disciplinary Management Board, assuring residents that none of the officers enforcing the laws had rights to harass them, while cautioning residents against depositing money for fines into officers’ personal accounts, as the only approved account must have Lagos State Government as the account holder.

LASTMA General Manager, Wale Musa, disclosed that 34 officers were sacked for extortion in the last 18 months.

Musa disclosed that while 24 were sacked last year, 10 were sacked between January and May 31, 2019, saying that the agency had decided to intensify its enforcement and keep watch on LASTMA officers.

“Any officer found wanting will be disciplined accordingly. We have been doing it. This year, nothing less than 10 LASTMA officers were dismissed. Same last year, over 24 were dismissed. We have a system where we can discipline our staff.

“Anyone that has an issue, should please take it up with us, we will deal with it accordingly. We have been seeing so many social media comments on the law, the truth is that the law is meant to be obeyed.

“But we have a system where no LASTMA officer issues you a ticket. The LASTMA officer and yourself will face the law. It is not the right of the LASTMA officer to tell you that you are guilty, it is the court that decides. If members of the public can cooperate with us, we are ready and willing to ensure that the laws are obeyed and that our men work without fear or intimidation and no member of the public will be intimidated,” Musa said.



See more here https://thickmatch.com/lagos-govt-sacks-34-lastma-extorting-motorists-ambode/

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by success1smyn(m): 8:23pm On Jun 21, 2019
Government is continous
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Lexusgs430: 8:54pm On Jun 21, 2019
Action gomina......

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by obembet(f): 8:54pm On Jun 21, 2019
Welcome development

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Nobody: 8:54pm On Jun 21, 2019
Good to hear that

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by enochogaga(m): 8:54pm On Jun 21, 2019
Ok
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Glorylynn: 8:55pm On Jun 21, 2019
The federal government should please put SARS under Lagos government too and see how they will all be sacked grin grin grin grin
It seems this government is closer to the people ride on

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Dandsome: 8:55pm On Jun 21, 2019
Hahahahahaha
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Stdaviding(m): 8:56pm On Jun 21, 2019
Ok
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by thaoriginator: 8:56pm On Jun 21, 2019
Story
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Stdaviding(m): 8:57pm On Jun 21, 2019
Nice post
Thanks for sharing
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by wristbangle: 8:57pm On Jun 21, 2019
Best Nigeria news in 2019.
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by ajiwo1: 8:57pm On Jun 21, 2019
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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Sensie(f): 8:58pm On Jun 21, 2019
Awon werey! grin grin
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by eherbal(m): 8:59pm On Jun 21, 2019
the traffic law is Draconian and evil.community service with mugshot of offenders pasted on front pages of newspapers and social media,with the inscription," I'm a traffic offender" is enough deterrent.
the law should be challenged in court undecided

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by bamidbamid: 9:00pm On Jun 21, 2019
Sanwo Olu baba ooh! Pls thread gently ooh. Don't let them push u like they did to Ambode ooh.. I can already hear some people call u "action Governor and all that.. If ee happen finish now, na them go still yarb u.

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Smhart1(f): 9:01pm On Jun 21, 2019
He never start to dey remit for Tinubu
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Sunijacks(m): 9:02pm On Jun 21, 2019
How long will this last?


Hope it lasts longer enough.

Nice move though
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Eaglefine(f): 9:06pm On Jun 21, 2019
Wish it can happen down here in East.

Well done action Govooooo
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Sweetcollins: 9:07pm On Jun 21, 2019
Nice move by sanmwo
Filter those greedy miscreants out

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by tojahh(m): 9:08pm On Jun 21, 2019
I don't know if na to happy or vex sef.

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by Khris007: 9:08pm On Jun 21, 2019
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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by olatade(m): 9:11pm On Jun 21, 2019
good one there.

eko oni baje sam sam
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by ofuonyebi: 9:11pm On Jun 21, 2019
no corruption again in nigeria period!
Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by capitalzero: 9:12pm On Jun 21, 2019
Amarachi1990:
The Lagos State Government on Friday said it has sacked 34 officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, over cases of extortion and others in the last 18 months as two others are currently being investigated for allegedly extorting motorist in the state.

Speaking on the issue at Alausa on Friday, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, stated that the present administration was committed to giving adequate support to LASTMA officials towards reducing travel time within the state, but would not condone any government official terrorising the citizens.

“And that is why we are currently investigating two of our officers that allegedly harassed citizens who admitted driving against traffic. But the essence of LASTMA officers on the road was not to harass but to affirm the dictate of the road traffic law and be civil while enforcing it.

“The claim is that the two officers allegedly extorted money from the driver. A petition has been written to the state government by a law firm stating how it happened. The officers have been referred to the agency that has power to discipline them for investigation,” he said.

Hamzat said the LASTMA officers were currently before the State Disciplinary Management Board, assuring residents that none of the officers enforcing the laws had rights to harass them, while cautioning residents against depositing money for fines into officers’ personal accounts, as the only approved account must have Lagos State Government as the account holder.

LASTMA General Manager, Wale Musa, disclosed that 34 officers were sacked for extortion in the last 18 months.

Musa disclosed that while 24 were sacked last year, 10 were sacked between January and May 31, 2019, saying that the agency had decided to intensify its enforcement and keep watch on LASTMA officers.

“Any officer found wanting will be disciplined accordingly. We have been doing it. This year, nothing less than 10 LASTMA officers were dismissed. Same last year, over 24 were dismissed. We have a system where we can discipline our staff.

“Anyone that has an issue, should please take it up with us, we will deal with it accordingly. We have been seeing so many social media comments on the law, the truth is that the law is meant to be obeyed.

“But we have a system where no LASTMA officer issues you a ticket. The LASTMA officer and yourself will face the law. It is not the right of the LASTMA officer to tell you that you are guilty, it is the court that decides. If members of the public can cooperate with us, we are ready and willing to ensure that the laws are obeyed and that our men work without fear or intimidation and no member of the public will be intimidated,” Musa said.



See more here https://thickmatch.com/lagos-govt-sacks-34-lastma-extorting-motorists-ambode/

Ambode sacked 34 lastma officers between January 2018 to may 2019.

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Re: Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode by kakale1: 9:15pm On Jun 21, 2019
Yeah the next line of action is to tackle police


department sanwo olu say we are here to work

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