- The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has reacted to claims that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu banned its officers from arresting motorists
- LASTMA urged Lagos residents to ignore the recurring fake news, vowing to deal with traffic law violators
- The agency maintained that part of its responsibility is to uphold and enforce the traffic laws of Lagos state
Ikeja, Lagos state - The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Friday, June 9, said reports circulating online claiming Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu asked the agency not to arrest any motorist, are fake.
In a statement signed by Adebayo Taofiq, the director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, the agency said the false report had been repeatedly circulated online since February 2020, Vanguard reported.
He warned Lagosians, especially motorists, to be wary of online reports aimed at causing mischief in society, Channels Television also reported.
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"I wonder why some individuals choose to always mislead others to contravene the traffic law of the State as amended by the State House of Assembly in 2018."
"The motoring public is advised to ignore and disregard all fake news circulated by faceless individuals and designed to lead them into breaking the traffic law of the State".
Oyinbo lady makes taxi driver smile after LASTMA officer spoilt his day
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that a very kind white lady, @farielysian, made the day of a Nigerian taxi driver, Ahmed, after he was stopped by Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials and his mood upturned.
In a video she made on her TikTok page, the officer could be seen arguing with the driver as he sat at the back of the taxi.
Viral video shows LASTMA officer dancing as he controls traffic in Lagos
Legit.ng also reported that a LASTMA officer got many people talking as a video of him dancing while controlling traffic in Lagos surfaced online.
As shared by @agidigbo887fm on Instagram on January 4, the officer was seen dancing effortlessly with his whole body and pulling his to give a pass signal to motorists.