BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Sacks 11 LASTMA Officers, Gives Reason

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Sacks 11 LASTMA Officers, Gives Reason

  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's government in Lagos has sacked no less than 11 officers of the state's traffic agency
  • Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) announced the sacking of the 11 officers in a statement on Friday
  • According to LASTMA, 12 officers appeared before the disciplinary panel on Thursday and one of them was resonated of all wrongdoings

Oshodi, Lagos - Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration in Lagos state, through its Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), has sacked no less than 11 officers of the transportation agency over allegations of extortion and bribery.

In a tweet on Friday morning, December 1, LASTMA disclosed that one of the 12 officials who appeared before its disciplinary committee on Thursday, November 30, was exonerated from any wrongdoing.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu/Lagos/LASTMA
LASTMA sacks 11 officers over extortion and bribery Photo Credit: LASTMA
Source: Twitter

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Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, who confirmed the dismissal on Friday, said the verdict of the panel was in line with the extant rules as guided by the State Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

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Taofiq said the Acting General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bakare Oki Olalekan, and three permanent secretaries were part of the panel.

He said the panel had forwarded their recommendations to the State Civil Service Commission for ratification in line with the Public Service Rules.

LASTMA's statement on sacking of 11 officers

“The panel recommended various punishment ranging from dismissal, reduction in rank and immediate termination of appointment.
“While 11 officers were found guilty of corrupt practices levied against them, only one officer was exonerated by the panel.

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“The Acting General Manager also read the ‘Riot Acts’ to all Comptrollers, Commanders and Zebras of the agency. He warned that stiffer and severe punishment would be meted on corrupt Officers. This effort is to clear the agency of the few bad elements tarnishing its image.
“We hereby call on residents especially motoring public to support the Agency in the on-going restructuring by promptly reporting any errant Officers via any of the Agency’s complaints hotlines (08100565860, 08129928503, 08129928515 & 08129928597) with proof of evidence.”

He further stated that the general manager advised all officers of the agency to always carry out their duties without fear or favour in accordance with the stipulated laws guiding the authority, stressing that any operative caught in the process of bringing the Agency or the government into disrepute shall equally face the consequence.

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LASTMA also mentioned that the operational vehicle in the video was part of its burnt vehicles during the EndSARS protest in Lagos.


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