Nigeria: 14 LASTMA employees undergo panel hearing on charges of extortion
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
FOURTEEN officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, will face a disciplinary panel over alleged extortion and high-handedness, consistent with the extant regulations and policies of the state.
Vanguard found out that the officers consisted of eleven seniors and 3 juniors, who had been allegedly stuck, at unique places throughout the state, extorting cash from motorists.
Confirming the development, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, stated that the affected officer`s instances were investigated and could be facing “Government Disciplinary Committee referred to as the Personnel Management Board, (PMB) Discipline, in order to adjudicate their instances consistent with the Public Service Rules”.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bolaji Oreagba stated the Agency could hold to provide stiff and intense punishment on officials and guys in its attempt to weed the company of some terrible factors tarnishing its image.
According to him, “We thereby name on citizens specially the motoring public to guide us with the aid of using right away reporting any errant officials on the nearest LASTMA places of work or use any of the Agency`s lawsuits hotlines with evidence of evidence”
He additionally counseled all officers of the Agency to usually perform their obligations with out worry or favour, according with the stipulated legal guidelines guiding the authority, threatening that officers stuck withinside the manner of “ bringing the company or the Government into disrepute shall face the consequence.”